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MAY 2017

B B Q special Sizzling bangers, juicy burgers & expert tips


Veggie special

Get set for

28 fresh ideas for meat-free meals

Summer! Make it one to remember – fast fixes for food, fashion and family fitness

Food | Living | Health | Homes | Style






Excellent news... there’s not one but two bank holidays this month, giving you a chance to spend quality time with family and friends. Fingers crossed the sun will be shining, so you can spark up the BBQ and try our sizzling recipes (p45), from the classic all-American cheeseburger to fiery hot dogs and tropical prawn skewers. For the latest kit and hottest grills, see our ultimate BBQ guide (p52). This month isn’t just for meat-enthusiasts though. Celebrate National Vegetarian Week by getting stuck into our veggie special, where you’ll find fresh recipes (p17) and some seriously delicious meal ideas by Miguel Barclay – all, as usual, only £1 a portion or less (p25). Amazing! Of course, there’s a whole lot more to early summer – it’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a brand new outfit (or two) from our gorgeous new George collection (p82). We’ve got all you need to update your wardrobe, from cold-shoulder dresses and this season’s swimsuit to stylish shoes and bags. If the weather gets a little too hot to handle, why not refresh your bathroom with our easy top tips (p99) and enjoy cooling off inside!

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Contents MAY 2017

Celebrate summer with our BBQ recipes, a veggie cooking special, plus the latest George fashion

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To provide family friendly meals that: Save you time and money ……………… Reduce your food waste by making the most of the pack sizes you’ll find in store ……………… Are nutritionally balanced, using everyday ingredients.




10 #Lovefood The latest foodie news and trends 15 Veggie special Get fresh to celebrate National Vegetarian Week 17 Veg your bets Meat-free recipes for all the family 25 Miguel Barclay’s veggie feast Meals for £1 or less! 31 Meal maths Quick and easy, dairy-free dishes 33 Family favourites Gino D’Acampo 34 Plenty more fish… Try something new today 39 4 ways with beetroot Yes, there’s even a pud!

A new leaf Beautiful botanical accessories 13 Giovanna Fletcher on trying vegetarianism 75 Smart living Stylish stationery, outdoor toys… and donuts! 113 #Goodliving It’s a dog’s life for our customers’ pet pooches

We test each recipe at least three times in an ordinary kitchen, to make sure it works for you first time and every time.


45 Summer sizzlers Let the BBQ season begin 52 Ultimate BBQ guide All your essential kit for outdoor cooking 57 #Biteclub Celebrate British Sandwich Week with our best butties 64 Sunshine on a plate The best food from the Med 67 Fancy fruit Dream desserts celebrating the best of the fruit bowl 73 ‘Look what I’ve made!’ Easy cooking for kids 114 My foodie life TV presenter Davina McCall GOOD LIVING | 5


MAY 2017

B BQ special Sizzling bangers, juicy burgers & expert tips



Veggie special

Get set for

28 fresh ideas for meat-free meals

Summer! Make it one to remember – fast fixes for food, fashion and family fitness

Food | Living | Health | Homes | Style

On the cover

Photograph: Stuart Ovenden Styling: Jenny Iggleden Food styling: Matthew Ford





81 On point Cut a dash in statement flats 82 The living is easy… Fashion to suit every mood this summer 93 Global traveller Take a world tour with vibrant prints 95 Nude awakening Nail the natural look this season


99 Shower with love Refresh your bathroom in five simple steps with George Home

Health 103 7-day family fitness challenge Three families who’ve fallen off the fitness wagon face our bootcamp to get back on track 108 Snack hacks A round-up of tasty bites to keep hunger at bay during the day 111 Give a dog a home Adopt a rescue dog and make a fluffy best friend for life

EDITORIAL Editor Ally Oliver Digital director Kate Matharu Acting digital director Mango Saul Digital content editor Sarah Alcock George fashion director Michael Temprano Deputy editor Hannah Barr Art director Alex Nicholas Art editors Natalie Williams, Jack Cunningham Senior designer Melina Spasic Chief sub editor Heledd Williams Senior sub editors Sue Sharrock, Gwennan Thomas Food editor Gregor McMaster Fashion assistant J’Nae Phillips Senior digital writer Rebecca Shepherd Editorial assistant Harriette Casey

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CREATURE COMFORTS These cushions add an unbe-leaf-ably cute touch to your decor! Leaves and Birds Cushion*, Insect Cushion*, £5 each

A new leaf Chic botanical accessories are the sunny season’s hot new trend

Urban jungle

Bring the outdoor vibe inside – no watering required. Calla Lily Leaves Pot, £10


Top art

Cold-shoulder cool meets tropical flowers with this stylish summery top. Top**, 8-24, £8 8 | ASDA.COM

Seven aromatic botanicals make up this unique gin. Extra Special Triple Distilled Premium Gin, £16 (70cl; £22.86/L)


Glass house

Step outside

This edgy, geometric ornament looks great from all angles. Terrarium, £8

These oh-so-comfy summer essentials will escort you from pool to ocean (or kitchen to garden). Printed Canvas Flip Flops**, £8

HELLO SUNSHINE! Brighten up your party plates with these pretty napkins. Yellow Flower Napkins, £1.25 (20-pack) or 3 for £3

CLUB TROPICANA The high-waisted bikini is back, and this palm print pattern is bang on trend. Bikini top, 32B-38G, £8; shorts, 8-20, £5

Fine and dandy

Fill this floral vase with fresh spring flowers or a candle. Floral Patterned Hurricane Vase, £6

Green fingers

Let the fresh fragrances of spring linger with this floral scented hand wash. Method Botanical Garden Limited Edition Hand Wash, £2 (354ml; 56p/100ml) *Online only. **Available from 1 May 2017. Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend may apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. If you look under 25 and want to buy age-restricted products, you will need to prove your age. Challenge 25. No I.D. no sale




Our food editor Gregor McMaster is embracing spring with the lowdown on seasonal spuds, Free From dishes and fab new fizz!

sovereign spuds You know summer’s almost here when supper is served with a bowlful of steaminghot Jersey Royal potatoes topped with melted butter and fresh mint. These kidney-shaped new potatoes have a wispy skin and gain their unique sweet, nutty taste from the light soil and mild climate of the Channel Island. Like Champagne and Stilton blue cheese, Jersey Royals enjoy a special protected status from the EU (known as PDO or protected designation of origin). This is a guarantee that they are produced, processed and prepared in Jersey – and


only in Jersey – using distinct local knowledge. Chefs and home cooks love these splendid spuds and, at the height of the season in May, up to 1,500 tonnes of Royals may be exported daily. No peeling required, they are best boiled for 10-15 minutes or until they just fall off a fork when pierced, to keep their firm texture. They’re also tasty with lemon and chive butter; drizzled with olive oil and scattered with garden herbs; or cooled in a potato salad with mayonnaise, dill and spring onions. Extra Special Jersey Royal Potatoes, £1 (750g; 13p/100g)

In-store treats for May

Progrigio is an innovative new Italian sparkling wine. Wonderfully fresh and floral, balanced with citrus fruits, white peaches and minerality, it’s best served chilled in a flute glass, or as the basis of a sparkling cocktail! Progrigio Premium Italian sparkling wine, £5 (75cl) 10 | ASDA.COM


Use cool mint leaves to brighten salads and add a zing to fresh pea soup. Mint’s a perfect match for chocolate puds and adds a refreshing flavour to juices, Moroccan-style tea and Mojitos. Grower’s Selection Fresh Mint, 60p (25g; £2.40/100g)

This tasty treat is 75% less fat and half the calories of the leading chocolate spread – and there’s no gluten, dairy, nuts or palm oil, making it suitable for vegans, too! Go on, spread the joy… Sweet Freedom Choc Pot Chocolate Spread, £3 (250g; £1.20/100g)

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend may apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. Photography shows serving suggestions. If you are under 25 and want to buy age-restricted products, you will need to prove your age. Challenge 25. No I.D. no sale


Two rival Norfolk towns unite to celebrate seasonal seafood. Events include the World Pier Crabbing Championships and a seafood trail around the towns’ best eateries. Or just treat yourself to some fresh crab and celebrate the sea indoors. Cromer and Sheringham Crab & Lobster Festival ● 20-21 May ● crabandlobsterfestival.co.uk


england’s tastiest heroes Two ways to celebrate seasonal English food this May… It’s all praise for the peppery salad leaf in Alresford, Hampshire – the locally grown crop fills streams and water beds around this market town. The street party features a county farmers’ market, the World Watercress Eating Championships, and a royal tour by the newly crowned Watercress King and Queen. Alresford Watercress Festival ● 21 May ● watercressfestival.org


Free to enjoy


Coeliac Awareness Week 2017 runs from 8-14 May. For more information, visit coeliac.org.uk

Photographs: Getty Images, Alamy Stock Photo

Need to avoid gluten or dairy? Our wide range of Free From foods means you don’t have to miss out on takeaway faves. The gorgeous Pure Live chilled range includes Chicken Tikka Masala and Sweet Chilli Chicken Noodles or try an Asda Free From Pizza – choose from Margherita or Pepperoni and why not customise it with an extra topping or two?


This stainless steel rice cooker takes the guesswork out of prepping. With ‘cook’ and ‘warm’ settings, it’s easy to use and won’t steam up your kitchen windows. It also comes with a nonstick spoon for stirring and serving. Simple but genius – and ideal for Ramadan.

George Home rice cooker, £10


The perfect poached egg The most important thing for poached egg success? Use eggs that are as fresh as possible. Bring 2.5cm water to a gentle simmer. Break an egg into a bowl and slip it into the water. After 2 mins, take off the heat, leave for 10 mins, then lift the egg out with a draining spoon. Easy!



Don’t miss a beet The author, vlogger and mum-of-two talks about her stint as a vegetarian


hree years ago, around this time of year, I went on a detox and had an intensive few weeks of juicing to clear my system of all the rubbish I’d been filling it with. I spent my nights happily flicking through cookbooks, dreaming up the nutritious meals I would eventually start cooking, as well as watching endless food VEGGING OUT – documentaries. I found it GIOVANNA AND TOM fascinating and knew I needed to tweak the way I viewed food. One documentary, Earthlings, which veggie-filled cottage pie to creamy is narrated by actor Joaquin Phoenix, coconut lentil curry, was a culinary changed my outlook completely – and delight and we relished being in Tom’s, too. After watching it, we both the kitchen. More than that, though, decided to swear off eating meat. we felt amazing – sparkier, brighter I became a vegetarian while Tom with endless amounts of energy. bravely opted to become a vegan. However, things got more difficult. As I was drooling over cookbooks by Tom was on tour and the options for Hemsley + Hemsley and Deliciously vegan meals were almost non-existent. Ella, packed with amazing veggie I’d started working on a new book, recipes, it didn’t feel daunting. so I didn’t have hours to creatively For the first few months, it was experiment. We ended up having the great. I hadn’t known vegetables same meal on a loop, namely some could taste so good. Every meal, from form of veg pasta. It got boring. Plus, Buzz, then eight months, had started eating food and I didn’t NA’S GIOVAN THE Lucie & The Bump, want to force him to be meatF O AKA Lucie Herridge. MUM free! We decided to reintroduce H T N MO Her son Harry, who is meat, but in a more considered around the same age way. We still eat lots of veggie as Buzz, was born deaf. meals because, as it turns out, I applaud her for raising vegetables are flipping delicious awareness through her – I’m chuffed I discovered this videos – they help those before properly introducing in similar situations. my boys to food! Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charges may apply online

Things I’m loving…

must-read After publishing her debut last year, Isabelle is already on her third novel – and it doesn’t disappoint. Then. Now. Always. by Isabelle Broom, £4 or 2 for £7

My husband! It’s our five-year wedding anniversary on 12 May. It doesn’t seem that long since we said, ‘I do,’ but so much has happened since!

scrummy balls I’m obsessed with these 60% dark truffle balls of joy! Lindt Lindor Extra Dark, £4.99 (200g; £2.50/100g)

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Twinings Tea Strawberry & Raspberry, £4* (80-pack; 5p each)

Quench your thirst with our refreshing range of fruity blends


ill your cup and satisfy your taste buds with a delicious dessert tea or naturally caffeine-free fruit beverage. With so many creative flavour combos to choose from, you might not know where to begin. Start by checking out our fruit-infused selection. Time to put the kettle on… Asda Fruit Tea Rhubarb & Custard, 74p (20-pack; 4p each)

Teapigs Super Fruit, £4.15 (15-pack; 28p each) 14 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *£4.49 from 11 May 2017. **Price from 10 May 2017

Photograph: Tony Briscoe. Styling: Tonia Shuttleworth. Food styling: Nancy McDougall

Tea with a twist

Tetley Indulgence Spiced Apple, £1** (20-pack; 5p each)


veggie special

Get fresh with great vegetarian recipe ideas you and your family will love

Veggie special

Go veggie for seven days! National Vegetarian Week runs from 15-21 May

Photograph: RIa Osborne. Styling: Rob Merrett. Food styling: Matthew Ford


hether you’re committed to a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, do Meat Free Monday or simply grab a veggie meal occasionally, you’re spoilt for choice these days. With everything from simple salads to dishes from around the globe – such as Buddha bowls and kimchi – on the menu and in the supermarket, eating veggie has never been so easy or enjoyable. National Vegetarian Week is a great time to explore your greener side, so turn the page and get stuck in with our mouth-watering veggie recipes….



Veg your bets

Veggie special

Inspired by National Vegetarian Week (15-21 May), we’re betting these meat-free dishes will be champions with everyone!

Photographs: Vincent Whiteman. Styling: Jenny Iggleden. Food styling: Nancy McDougall


Turn over for recipes





86p per serving


Colours of the rainbow pizza V

Kids will have so much fun making this speedy tea, they’ll wolf down the veg without noticing SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS ● 1 sachet from

290g pack Asda Pizza Mix ● 3tbsp passata ● 1 red onion, chopped ● 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped


● 198g can Green

Giant Salt Free Sweetcorn, drained ● 10 cherry tomatoes, halved ● 75g Asda Grated Mozzarella Cheese ● 20g wild rocket

1 Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. 2 Make up the pizza base according to the pack instructions. Roll out on a baking tray and spread over the passata evenly, leaving a 1cm border around the outer edge. 3 Sprinkle the onion over the base, followed by the green pepper, sweetcorn and cherry tomatoes.

4 Sprinkle the grated mozzarella over the top and bake in the oven for 10-15 mins until the base is crisp and the cheese is bubbling. 5 To serve, cut the pizza into 8 slices and sprinkle with the rocket.


of your 5-a-day

Each 271g serving contains: ENERGY




1,553KJ Low Low Low Low 371KCAL 5.4g 2.7g 5.7g 0.57g 19% 8% 14% 6% 10% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 573kJ/137kcal

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online



Sunny Med filo tarts V

Get a summer sunshine boost with these vibrant roast veg tarts in easy-peasy filo SERVES 6 READY IN 45 MINS ● 465g pack

Asda Chunky Mediterranean Vegetables, cut into small chunks ● ½tsp rapeseed oil ● 270g filo pastry sheets (6 sheets) ● 1 egg, beaten ● 2tbsp tomato purée ● 3tbsp ricotta ● 180g baby spinach ● Juice ½ lemon

82p per serving

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Put the vegetables on a baking tray, toss with the oil and roast in the oven for 20-25 mins until softened and starting to turn golden. 3 Cut each sheet of filo pastry into 4. Use to line the inside of 6 muffin moulds – layer the sheets until you have built up 4 layers in each mould, brushing each one with egg as you go. 4 Spoon a little tomato purée onto the base of each filo case, top with ricotta then fill with the veg. 5 Return to the oven for 10-15 mins until the pastry is golden. Toss the spinach with the lemon juice and serve with the tarts.


of your 5-a-day

Each 175g serving contains: ENERGY


1,032KJ Med 247KCAL 5.6g 12% 8%


1.1g 6%


5.6g 0.54g 6% 9%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 590kJ/141kcal



Full-of-beans burritos V

Creamy guacamole is the perfect partner for a jalapeño kick SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS ● 1 red onion, chopped ● 2 cloves garlic,

roughly chopped

● 2tsp smoked paprika ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 300g Asda Mexican

Style Bean Mix in Water, rinsed and drained ● 2tbsp tomato purée ● 1 avocado, destoned and peeled ● Juice of ½ lime, ● 4 Baker’s Selection Wholemeal Tortillas (from pack of 8) ● ½ x 90g pack Grower’s Selection Green Butterhead Lettuce ● 2tbsp tomato salsa ● 8 jalapeños, sliced ● 2tbsp reduced-fat soured cream (optional) ● Lime wedges, to serve

1 Cook the onion, garlic and paprika in the oil for 5 mins. Add the beans, tomato purée and 5tbsp water. Cook for 5 mins until the water has evaporated. 2 Mash the avocado and lime to make guacamole. 3 Microwave the tortillas for 20 secs. Fill with the beans, guacamole, lettuce, salsa, jalapeños and soured cream, if using. Fold and roll and cut in half to serve.


of your 5-a-day

Each 218g serving contains: ENERGY




1,487KJ Med Low Low Med 335KCAL 13.7g 3.3g 5.2g 0.70g 18% 20% 17% 6% 12% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 682kJ/163 kcal


83p per serving


82p per serving


Carrot & Quorn veggie spaghetti V Got some veg to use up? This twist on a classic works with courgettes and peppers, too SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS ● 2tsp Extra Special

Cold-Pressed Rapeseed Oil ● 2 red onions, roughly chopped ● 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped ● 3 carrots, peeled and chopped ● 2 sticks celery, thinly sliced ● 350g Quorn Meat Free Mince ● 2tsp mixed herbs ● 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes ● 300g Good& Balanced Wholewheat Spaghetti ● 40g Asda 30% Less Fat Mature British Cheese, grated ● 2tbsp basil leaves

1 Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the chopped onions, cover and cook for 5 mins until soft. Remove the lid, add the garlic and cook for another 2 mins. 2 Increase the heat, add the carrots, celery, Quorn and mixed herbs, and cook for another 5 mins. Stir in the tomatoes and 75ml water. Simmer, covered, for 15 mins, stirring occasionally. 3 Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions, drain and add to the sauce. Stir to combine and serve topped with the cheese and basil.


of your 5-a-day

Each 664g serving contains: ENERGY




2,139KJ Low Low Low Low 511KCAL 8.0g 2.7g 19.3g 0.53g 26% 11% 14% 21% 9% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 322kJ/77kcal



77p per serving


Cause-a-stir pepper pad Thai with broccoli V

This tasty stir-fry is crunchy, colourful and quick! SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS ● 1tbsp Extra Special

Cold-Pressed Rapeseed Oil ● 1 pack Grower’s Selection Mixed Peppers (containing 3 peppers), deseeded and thinly sliced 22 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

● 350g Frozen

for Freshness Broccoli Florets ● 1 clove garlic, sliced ● 4 spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced ● 2tsp Asda Tamarind Paste

● 2tsp reduced-salt

soy sauce ● 325g Grower’s Selection Rice Noodles ● 2tbsp unsalted peanuts, chopped ● 2 limes, cut into quarters, to serve 1 Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan over a high heat. Add the peppers, broccoli and

garlic, and stir-fry for 3 mins. Add the spring onions, tamarind paste and soy sauce, and cook for another 2 mins. 2 Add the rice noodles to the wok and cook for 3-5 mins until piping hot. Sprinkle in the peanuts and serve with wedges of lime.


of your 5-a-day

Each 306g serving contains: ENERGY




1,229KJ Low Low Low Low 294KCAL 8.9g 1.2g 9.8g 0.28g 15% 13% 6% 11% 5% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 402kJ/96kcal

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online


Veggie special

Miguel Barclay’S

Veggie feast The Instagram chef is back, with incredible meat-free dishes your family will love – for £1 or less* per serving!


y popular demand, our fave Insta-chef is back – and this time he’s cooking up delicious, super-affordable meals for our vegetarian special. His book, One Pound Meals, was born out of an obsession with creating easy and affordable recipes. ‘I’ve been experimenting with this style of cooking for the past 10 years,’ he says. ‘Instead of adding ingredients to make a dish stand out, I actually take them away and find shortcuts in order to make tasty meals that take as little time and effort to cook as possible.’ Miguel, who now has over 137,000** followers on Instagram, felt inspired

to follow his passion for cooking after spending his teens working in restaurants, washing up. ‘I’m not aiming for a Michelin star. There’s no fancy or hard-to-find ingredients in these dishes – you’ll probably have most of them in your kitchen already. Prepared and processed foods can be expensive, so I make everything from scratch, using only fresh ingredients.’ His top tips? ‘Vegetarian meals are usually cheaper to rustle up, so spend your cash on choice ingredients such as cheese and eggs. Bulk out dishes with grains, lentils and rice, and choose good-value veg, such as mushrooms, tomatoes and aubergines.’

*Prices per serving do not include cost of store-cupboard or fridge staples, listed as such in the ingredients. **March 2017


54p per serving*

Fiorentina pizza V

Looking for a fun variation on classic pizza? Try Fiorentina with an egg in the middle. SERVES 2 READY IN 35 MINS, PLUS OVERNIGHT PROVING ● ½tsp dried yeast ● 180g Italian ‘00’

pasta flour, plus extra for dusting ● 3tbsp passata ● Small handful spinach ● ½ ball Asda Light Mozzarella, torn ● 1 egg ● Small handful shaved Asda 30% Less Fat Mature British Cheese (about 10g) 26 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

STORE CUPBOARD ● 1tsp olive oil 1 Dissolve the yeast in 100ml warm (not hot) water. 2 In a large bowl, use a tablespoon to mix the flour and yeast-water together to create a dough. Tip it onto your worktop and knead to a smooth, elastic texture. Put it back in the bowl, cover with clingfilm and

leave to rise overnight, at room temperature. 3 The next day, tip the dough out onto a floured worktop. Dust with plenty of flour and use your fingertips to press down into it, gently shaping it into a circle – or just use a rolling pin. 4 When the dough circle is roughly the same size as your biggest frying pan, use your fingers to stretch it into a circle that covers the whole base of the pan. 5 Put the pan on your hob over maximum heat and spread the passata over

the base while it is cooking. 6 Once the base is starting to colour, preheat your grill to high. Add the spinach and mozzarella, then crack the egg into the centre. Season with black pepper and drizzle with the olive oil. Transfer to the grill and cook until the cheese melts and the egg white is set but the yolk is still runny. 7 Sprinkle over the cheese and more black pepper. Each 245g serving contains: ENERGY




1,978KJ Med Med Low Low 473KCAL 9.6g 4.2g 2.0g 0.39g 24% 14% 21% 2% 7% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 808kJ/193kcal

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *Prices per serving do not include cost of store-cupboard or fridge staples, listed as such in the ingredients


Gnocchi al forno V

You can buy gnocchi ready-made in most supermarkets and still cook this dish for under £1. Just make the quick sauce, add some blue cheese, throw in some veg and you have a very posh-sounding gnocchi al forno. SERVES 1 READY IN 35 MINS ● ½ onion, sliced ● 100ml semi-

skimmed milk

● 30g Stilton ● 100g gnocchi

● A handful of frozen

broccoli (about 50g) STORE CUPBOARD ● 1tsp olive oil ● 1tsp plain flour

1 Preheat your oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. 2 Gently fry the onion in the olive oil in an ovenproof pan or casserole dish. Once it softens, stir in the flour and continue to cook for 1 min. 3 Next, add the milk very slowly, while continuing to stir, to create a thick sauce. Crumble the Stilton and mix it in,

then add the gnocchi and the broccoli florets. 4 Transfer the dish to the oven and bake for about 20 mins until the top is golden brown. Each 336g serving contains: ENERGY




1,589KJ Med High Low Med 380KCAL 15.8g 8.4g 8.7g 1.21g 19% 23% 42% 10% 20% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 473kJ/113kcal

97p per serving*



63p Mushroom risotto V

Risotto is an important dish for One Pound Meals. It illustrates how you can elevate a simple ingredient like rice into a delicious meal. SERVES 1 READY IN 30 MINS ● ¼ onion, diced ● 75g Asda Risotto

Arborio Rice

● 100g mushrooms,


● Small handful

grated Cheddar (about 20g) STORE CUPBOARD ● 1tsp olive oil ● 1 vegetable stock cube

1 Start by filling a kettle and boiling some water. 2 Pan-fry the onion in ½tsp olive oil on a medium heat. After 5 mins, when the onion is translucent but before it starts to brown, add the rice and season with ground black pepper. 3 Add 100ml of the boiled water and crumble in the stock cube. Stir the rice


over a medium heat as the stock cube dissolves. 4 After a couple of mins, the rice will have absorbed most of the water. Add another 100ml of hot water from the kettle and continue to stir. 5 Keep adding hot water in small amounts as you stir the risotto. 6 Meanwhile, in a separate pan, fry the mushrooms, along with some black pepper, in the other ½tsp olive oil over a medium heat for 10 mins. Cook until

they are golden brown, then set to one side. 7 After about 20 mins of adding water and stirring the rice – and once you have the firm but creamy texture – remove from the heat. 8 Stir most of the Cheddar and all the sautéed mushrooms into the rice. 9 Serve scattered with the rest of the Cheddar. Each 554g serving contains:


of your 5-a-day





1,344KJ Low Low Low Low 321KCAL 8.9g 3.9g 2.8g 0.44g 16% 13% 20% 3% 7% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 243kJ/58kcal

*Prices per serving do not include cost of store-cupboard or fridge staples, listed as such in the ingredients

Photographs: Dan Jones

per serving*


Dairy maths free quick +Meal easy + delicious + affordable Spaghetti carbonara Peas add sweetness to this creamy pasta dish

98p per serving

(meal serves 6)

Asda Spaghetti, 55p (500g; 11p/100g) or 2 for £1

Butcher’s Selection Unsmoked Lean Diced Bacon, £1.10 (155g; 71p/100g)

Frozen For Freshness British Garden Peas, £1.30 (1kg; 13p/100g)

Violife Creamy Original, £2.48 (200g; £1.24/100g)


chicken Tikka masala The classic curry made easy

per serving

(meal serves 4)

Photographs: Vincent Whiteman. Styling: Jenny Iggleden. Food styling: Nancy McDougall

Free From Tikka Masala Sauce, £1.25 (500g; 30p/100g)

Butcher’s Selection British Chicken Diced Breast, £3.67 (500g; 73p/100g)

Grower’s Selection Tender Baby Spinach, £1.10 (180g; 61p/100g)

2 x Asda Pilau Micro Rice, 59p (250g; 24p/100g) each


Yogurt Eton mess English summertime in a bowl

per serving* (meal serves 4)

Alpro Simply Plain Soya Yogurt, £1 (500g; 20p/100g)

Asda 8 Meringue Nests, £1 (13p each)

Grower’s Selection Strawberries

Asda Toasted Flaked Almonds, £2 (150g; £1.33/100g)


Banana milkshake A creamy fruit blend with a nutty twist

per serving

(drink serves 2)

Grower’s Selection Loose Bananas, 72p/kg

Whole Earth Smooth Peanut Butter, £2 (340ml; 59p/100g)

Asda Sweetened Almond Milk, £1.25 (1L)

Asda Cocoa, £1.78 (250g; 71p/100g)

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‘It transports me back to seaside trips in Italy’

new This Morning chef Gino D’Acampo, 40, on his favourite

Words: Gemma Calvert. Photograph: David Munns. Styling: Jenny Iggleden. Food styling: Matthew Ford

childhood recipe – his mum Alba’s speedy seafood spaghetti


hen you want to try the best spaghetti with clams in the world, you have to get my mum Alba, 62, to cook it for you.Whenever I think of this recipe, I picture a little skinny lady in the corner of a kitchen, chatting and singing – that’s what Mum does – making this amazing, simple dish that I love. Mum lives in the south of Italy and I’m now in London. This means we only get to see each other a handful of times a year but we talk on the phone every week. Since my father passed away, I’ve become the man of our family so I’m the one that Mum comes to when she’s got a problem. I love her to bits. My family used to go camping when I was a little boy and wherever we went, Mum always made this dish because in Italy you can find clams everywhere. We’d even collect our own at the seaside! I hope you enjoy this simple supper as much as I do... This Morning, weekdays, 10.30, ITV

Mum’s spaghetti with clams SERVES 4 READY IN 12 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.42

400g dried frozen clams, * spaghetti * 1kg defrosted and extra virgin drained * 2tsp olive oil 100ml white wine * cloves garlic, * 2finely sliced 1 Cook the spaghetti pinches dried according to the * 2chilli flakes pack instructions. chopped 2 Meanwhile, heat the * 3-4tbsp flat-leaf parsley, oil in a separate frying plus extra to garnish

pan. Throw in the garlic, chilli and parsley.

3 When the garlic starts to colour, add the clams and the wine (leave out the wine if cooking for kids). Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 3 mins. 4 Mix the clams with the pasta, finish with a little more parsley and freshly ground black pepper. Each 334g serving contains: ENERGY




2,152KJ Low Low Low Low 514KCAL 5.0g 0.7g 2.7g 0.77g 26% 7% 4% 3% 13% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 644kJ/154kcal


Plenty more fish…

…in the sea, so try something different today – delicious, nutritious and simple to cook

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ooking to boost your family’s fish intake? Well, we’re the perfect place to take the plunge. That’s because we’re proud to have won the Seafood Retailer of the Year award in 2016, for our great value, outstanding quality, extensive range WINNER and ethical sourcing. SEAFOOD RETAILER OF THE YEAR

fish facts Public Health England recommends eating at least two portions of fish a week, including one of oily fish such as mackerel, salmon and fresh tuna. Why? ‘Fish provides protein in the diet,’ says Asda Nutritionist Beth Fowler. ‘What’s more, oily fish also provides heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Steam, grill or bake for a healthier alternative to frying, and serve with a variety of veg to boost your 5-a-day.’ Despite its nutritional bonuses, a recent survey by Asda showed that two 34 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK


in five customers aren’t confident when it comes to choosing, preparing and cooking fish. But help is at hand, explains Gemma Lamond, Asda’s Category Planner for Fish. ‘People sometimes avoid fish because of the bones, but our fish counter colleagues are always happy to clean, gut and fillet fish to order.’

Family and flavour A relative of the salmon, this freshwater fish has peachy-coloured, flaky flesh with a rich but delicate flavour. cooking ideas ● Poach trout in wine with herbs, or bake or grill. ● Marinate before cooking – this fish works well with

robust flavours, such as tarragon or chilli, and a squeeze of citrus will cut through its richness. ● Roast it whole with a drizzle of oil and serve with a green salad. ● BBQ wrapped in foil with cherry tomatoes. ● Try this quick, easy dish: ASDAgoodliving.co.uk/ food/recipes/ pan-fried-trout-fillets

Good catch Over the years, Asda has built excellent relationships with both its fisheries and suppliers. ‘Having a strong sustainable policy in place is very important to us,’ says Gemma. ‘It allows fish to be caught in a way that enables stocks to replenish and doesn’t harm the marine environment.’ So why not head to our fish counters today, available in selected stores, for the pick of the British catch – and check out our recipes and serving suggestions here...

As well as great-value fish from our shores, we offer varieties from further afield such as freshwater basa

*Source: nhs.uk


Ray wings Family and flavour These flatfish are part of a family called Batoidea, which has over 600 species. Its ‘wings’ are meaty in texture with a subtle flavour, similar to scallops. cooking ideas ● Ray wings can be roasted in the oven, gently poached or pan-fried. ● Serve with a classic herby dressing, or a creamy parsley sauce or a dollop of tartare.

We also offer a wide range of fresh and frozen seafood, including prawns, scallops, lobster tails, mussels and mixed seafood cocktail



Family and flavour If any fish is underrated, it’s the humble mackerel. A relative of tuna, this streamlined fish, with distinctive, striped skin, is versatile, great value and full of flavour. Its flesh is firm and oily – a source of omega-3 fatty acids.

cooking ideas ● Roast whole on a bed

of vegetables. ● Brush fillets with oil and

grill for 6 mins each side. ● Serve with a potato or

salad and green beans. ● Try this simple dish:

ASDAgoodliving.co.uk/ food/recipes/spiced -crumbed-mackerel

Family and flavour Hake is a deep-sea member of the cod family. The flesh is firm but flaky and sweet and works in place of most white fish in many recipes. It goes well with strong flavours such as curry and citrus. cooking ideas ● Hake’s firm flesh makes it ideal for pan-frying, grilling or barbecuing. ● Stir cooked, flaked hake through flavoured couscous or into an omelette. ● Use fillets in this delicious, spiced dish: ASDAgoodliving.co.uk/food/recipes/ ikan-kacang-fish-with-peanut-sauce

For more great cooking ideas, go to ASDAgoodliving.co.uk/fishrecipes. Or turn the page for even easier fish dishes…



Want fish in a flash? We’ve launched a range of fussfree fillets, ready to cook on a straight-to-oven foil tray, each with a tantalising topping or sauce accompaniment. Check out the pre-packed range in the fish aisle now!

Asda 2 Cod Fillets with Parsley Sauce & Herby Crumb, £4 (288g; £1.39/100g)


More delicious dishes across our range of fresh and frozen fish

Asda 2 Smoked Basa Parcels with Cream Cheese & Spinach Stuffing, £4 (312g; £1.28/100g) 36 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Asda 2 Salmon En Croute with a Cream Cheese & Spinach Stuffing, £4 (360g; £1.11/100g)

Asda 2 Cod Fillets with Tikka Sauce, £4 (295g; £1.36/100g)

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Fish made easy


Get the veggie edge

There’s a world of flavour in our new vegetarian ready meals


Photograph: Tony Briscoe. Styling: Tonia Shuttleworth. Food styling: Rukmini Iyer

hether you’re going veggie, celebrating National Vegetarian Week or aiming to boost your 5-a-day, cutting down on meat can be easier with our great new vegetarian ready meals. Inspired by classic cuisines from around the globe and perfect for lunch or dinner, these dishes are so full of fresh, delicious flavours, you can give up meat without missing out. Find them in the chilled aisle.

Vegetarian Three Bean Chilli & Rice, £2.50 (380g; 66p/100g)

Vegetarian Spaghetti & Veggie Balls, £2.50 (380g; 66p/100g)

Vegetarian Spiced Tagine & Cous Cous, £2.50 (380g; 66p/100g)

Vegetarian Roasted Pepper & Courgette Paella, £2.50 (380g; 66p/100g) Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. Photography shows serving suggestion







Photographs: Ria Osborne. Styling: Davina Perkins

Time to rock to a new beet! From pesto to puds, there’s so much you can do with this versatile root veg – in season now





Sweet beets chocolate mousse V

A beetroot treat for pud? You’d better believe it! SERVES 10 READY IN 1 HR, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 32p ● 2 Grower’s

Selection Bunched Beetroots, washed and stalks removed ● 200g white chocolate ● 300ml Asda Fresh Whipping Cream ● 1tsp vanilla extract ● White chocolate curls 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Wrap the beetroots in foil and roast for 45-55 mins until tender. 3 Unwrap, allow to cool a little, then peel with your hands. Chop, then blend

until smooth. Leave to cool. 4 Melt the white chocolate in a glass bowl over, but not touching, a pan of simmering water. Set aside and cool slightly. 5 Whisk the cream and vanilla until thickened. Use a metal spoon to fold in the chocolate, followed by the beetroot purée. 6 Spoon into 10 glasses, cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 2 hrs. 7 Top with the chocolate curls and serve. Each 72g serving contains: ENERGY



Pasta with beetroot & Greek salad cheese V

The ideal dish for an easy family dinner, especially on Meat Free Mondays SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 78p ● 300g short pasta

(try Extra Special Mezzi Paccheri) ● 300g pack Grower’s Selection Cooked Beetroot, drained and cut into chunks ● 80g Asda Light Greek Salad Cheese, crumbled ● 70g pack Grower’s Selection Strong Wild Rocket 1 Cook the pasta according to the pack

240KCAL 18.7g 11.5g 14.4g 0.12g 12% 27% 58% 16% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,393kJ/333kcal

instructions. Drain well and return to the pan. 2 Cut the beetroots into 2cm chunks and add to the pan. Stir into the pasta – gently so you don’t squash or break it up – until the pasta turns pink. Sprinkle with the Greek salad cheese and rocket. Season with a grind of fresh black pepper and serve.


of your 5-a-day

Each 286g serving contains: ENERGY


Bellissimo purple dip V



● 500g Grower’s

● 2 medium raw

Selection Bunched Beetroots, peeled and diced ● 1tsp Extra Special Cold-Pressed Rapeseed Oil ● 1tbsp Asda Golden Linseeds ● 300g Asda Easy Cook Long Grain Brown Rice ● 1 lemon, juiced ● 1 cucumber, cubed ● 80g pack pomegranate seeds ● 100g edamame beans ● 8 radishes, sliced ● 2 avocados, sliced


● 1 pack salad cress 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 On a roasting tray, toss the beetroot with the oil and the linseeds. Bake for 30-35 mins until tender. 3 Cook the rice according to the pack. Drain, cool and stir in the lemon juice. 4 Divide the rice between 4 bowls. Top with the rest of the ingredients, and sprinkle with cress and extra linseeds to serve.


of your 5-a-day

Vibrant with delicious, earthy flavours

beetroots, unpeeled ● 1tbsp Extra Special Cold-Pressed Rapeseed Oil ● 1 clove garlic, unpeeled ● 2tbsp pumpkin seeds ● 2tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped ● 1tbsp Cheddar, grated ● Juice and zest ½ lemon ● 2 pitta breads

Each 563g serving contains: ENERGY




2,332KJ Med Low Low Low 557KCAL 20.8g 3.9g 12.9g 0.28g 28% 30% 20% 14% 5% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 414kJ/99kcal


of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 515kJ/123kcal

Beetroot Buddha bowl V

Eat the rainbow with this on-trend combo


1,472KJ Low Low Low LOW 352KCAL 3.7g 2.0g 7.7g 0.66g 18% 5% 10% 9% 11%

1 Preheat the oven to

200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Wash the beetroots,

pat dry, toss in half the oil with the garlic and wrap in a sealed foil parcel. Roast on a baking tray. After 45 mins, add the pumpkin seeds to the tray. Cook for 10 mins, until the beets are tender and the seeds are toasted. 3 Cool a little. Peel the beets and squeeze the garlic out of its skin. 4 Blitz all the remaining ingredients in a processor. Scatter with zest. Serve with griddled pitta slices. Each 105g serving contains: ENERGY




791KJ Med Low Low Med 189KCAL 8.0g 1.6g 4.5g 0.46g 9% 11% 8% 5% 8% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 753kJ/180kcal

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Eat well the easy way


Each dish contains at least 1 of your 5-a-day

Our delicious new ready meal ranges include at least one of your 5-a-day in every dish


Photographs: Tony Briscoe. Styling: Tonia Shuttleworth. Food styling: Nancy McDougall

ooking for a simple solution to keeping an eye on the health benefits of your diet? Try our two new ranges of ready meals, now at great-value introductory prices! As well as featuring tasty favourites that make a delicious lunch or quick dinner, each of these handy dishes also counts towards at least one of your 5-a-day.

Asda Sticky Barbecue Pulled Pork and Spicy Rice, £2.50 (380g; 66p/100g)

Asda Creamy King Prawn and Coconut Laksa, £2 (300g; 67p/100g)



Our High in Protein meals team succulent meat or fish with delicious veg and grains. They’re packed with protein which helps with growth and maintenance of muscle mass and maintenance of normal bones. Not only do they taste great, they’re also handy when you’re looking for an easy meal after a visit to the gym.

High in Protein Thai Green Chicken Curry & Rice, £3 (400g; 75p/100g)

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THE PERFECT BEER FOR YOUR FEAST Sol, the original Mexican lager, is light and refreshing with a fruity-lemony flavour. Sol, £4 (4 x 330ml)

Fiesta Mexicana Go loco for fresh and fiery flavours with our Taste of Mexico event – it has all you need for a spicy feast



hen it comes to quick and easy food, you can’t beat Mexican cuisine. Whether you’re planning a get-together with friends, or adding fun to family meals, serve the classic ingredients on the table – and let everyone help themselves! Kids will love building their own tacos with the Old El Paso Stand ’n’ Stuff

Taco Kit – just add spicy mince, tomatoes and lettuce. Or, why not create BBQ chicken wraps with the help of the Old El Paso Sizzling Fajita Kit? Then, for the finishing touches, all you need is a selection of salsas, guacamole and soured cream dips to top the lot – and perhaps a glass of Mexican beer for the grown-ups!

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Top tacos

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TASTE OF MEXICO EVENT Find everything you need for a Mexican feast at our event, 20 April – 10 May, in store and online

Old El Paso Old El Paso Smoky Garlic & Paprika BBQ Fajitas Sauce, Stand ’n’ Stuff £1.88 (340g; Taco Kit, £1.75 55p/100g) (312g; 56p/100g)

Old El Paso Nachos, £1 (185g; 54p/100g)

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Old El Paso Smoky BBQ Sizzling Fajita Kit, £1.75 (500g; 35p/100g)

Old El Paso Chunky Guacamole, £1 (240g; 42p/100g)

Old El Paso Chunky Salsa, £1 (238g; 42p/100g)

Old El Paso Cool Soured Cream Topping £1 (230g; 43p/100g)


Photograph: Tony Briscoe. Styling: Tonia Shuttleworth. Food styling: Rukmini Iyer



Summer sizzlers BBQ SPECIAL

Photographs: Stuart Ovenden. Styling: Jenny Iggleden. Food styling: Matthew Ford

Get set to welcome BBQ season! From crowd-pleasing classics to new twists on old faves, our easy recipes are smokin’ hot




Lagunitas IPA India Pale Ale, £2.02 (355ml)

Don’t leave meat in the same position on the grill – turn and move it around so it cooks evenly on all sides.

Humdinger chicken wings with blue cheese dressing


Asda Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings, £2.50 (525g; 48p/100g) or 2 for £4


l 4tbsp Asda Light Mayonnaise l 4tbsp Asda 50% Less Fat Fresh Soured Cream l 100g Extra Special Butler’s Farmhouse Blue Cheese, crumbled l 1tbsp finely chopped parsley l Juice ½ lemon l Celery sticks (optional)

l 2tbsp cider vinegar l 1tbsp clear honey l 1tsp Asda Chipotle Chilli Flakes l 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce l 2tbsp tomato ketchup l 1tsp Dijon mustard l 2 cloves garlic, crushed l 1kg chicken wings, halved at the joint and with the tips removed

1 For the marinade, place the vinegar, honey, chillies, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, mustard and garlic in a large bowl and whisk together with a fork. Add the wings and toss together until coated. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 1 hr. 2 To make the blue cheese dressing, put the mayonnaise, soured cream, cheese, parsley and lemon juice in a bowl. Season with black pepper, then

Crispy wings teamed with this creamy dip are a killer combo


beat together with a whisk until smooth. Transfer to a serving dish and refrigerate until needed. 3 Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Transfer the chicken to a roasting dish, cover with foil and cook in the oven for 30 mins. Remove the foil and return to the oven for another 20-25 mins, turning occasionally, until the wings are sticky and golden. 4 Transfer the chicken to the BBQ and cook for 2-3 mins on each side, until starting to char. Serve immediately on a platter, with the blue cheese dressing and celery sticks, for dipping (optional). Each 153g serving contains: ENERGY




1,037KJ Med Med Low Med 248KCAL 14.4g 6.0g 4.9g 0.87g 12% 21% 30% 5% 15% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 678kJ/162kcal


Hot dogs with vegetable garden relish


Extra Special 6 Caramelised Red Onion Pork Sausages

Our spin on a Chicagostyle dog – traditionally topped with mustard and colourful diced veg MAKES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 74p

l 4 hot dog buns l 1tbsp Extra Special ColdPressed Rapeseed Oil l 1tbsp poppy seeds l 1 shallot, finely chopped l 1 large vine-ripened tomato, deseeded and diced l 1 large gherkin, diced l Pinch celery salt l 4 Extra Special Pork Chipolatas or Sausages, or Butcher’s Selection New York Style Hot Dogs l 2tsp American style mustard l 8 jalapeño pepper slices 1 Brush each bun with the rapeseed oil and sprinkle over the poppy seeds. Set aside. 2 For the relish, combine the shallot, tomato, gherkin and celery salt in a bowl. Set aside. 3 Preheat your grill or BBQ to a medium heat and cook the sausages for 10-12 mins until piping hot all the way through. Half-split and lightly toast the hot dog buns. 4 Place a sausage in each bun, squirt over some mustard, add a spoonful of the relish and top each with 2 jalapeño slices. Serve immediately. Each 139g serving contains: ENERGY



257KCAL 10.4g 2.5g 2.8g 1.53g 13% 15% 13% 3% 26% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 774kJ/185kcal

Trying to cook just after lighting your BBQ is a common mistake. Give the coals 30 minutes to heat through.

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Woo-me halloumi & veg kebabs with tahini sauce

Seasoned with za’atar – a blend of Middle Eastern spices MAKES 6 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.06

l 200g Asda Greek Style Fat Free Natural Yogurt l 2tbsp tahini l Juice 1 lemon l 2 cloves garlic, crushed l 225g Asda 40% Less Fat Halloumi Cheese, cut into 2.5cm cubes l 2 yellow peppers, deseeded

and cut into 3cm squares l 12 Grower’s Selection Vine Ripened Cherry Tomatoes l 1 large courgette, cut into ribbons with a veg peeler l 1 red onion, cut into wedges l 1tbsp Extra Special ColdPressed Rapeseed Oil l 2tsp Asda Za’atar l Lemon wedges and flatbreads, to serve 1 If using wooden skewers, soak 6 in water to stop them burning. 2 To make the tahini sauce, mix together the yogurt, tahini, half the lemon juice and half the garlic. 3 Place the halloumi, peppers,

cherry tomatoes, courgette ribbons and onion in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, za’atar, plus remaining lemon juice and garlic, then toss together until coated. 4 Thread the cheese and vegetables alternately onto 6 skewers. Preheat the grill or BBQ to medium and cook the kebabs for 5-10 mins, turning from time to time, until the veggies are cooked and the cheese starts to char. 5 Serve immediately with the tahini sauce, lemon wedges and flatbreads.


of your 5-a-day

Each 213g serving contains: ENERGY




793KJ Med Med Low Med 190KCAL 10.4g 4.0g 8.1g 0.94g 10% 15% 20% 9% 16% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 372kJ/89kcal


Vocation Pride & Joy, £1.67 (330ml) or 4 for £6*


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Precook meat in the oven until it’s done through then finish it off on the BBQ for a smoky flavour and look.


Turn up the heat with these Butcher’s Selection 4 Hot And Spicy Beef Kofta Kebabs**, £2.70 (380g; 71p/100g) Fancy a last-minute BBQ? For a fresh idea, serve these delicious koftas with flatbreads, a minty tzatziki, sliced red onion and crisp Baby Gem lettuce, or enjoy with wild rocket and spicy couscous. ASDA.COM/GROCERIES | 49

Taste of the tropics chilli prawn skewers

Take your BBQ game to the next level with fragrant mango MAKES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.56

1 If using wooden skewers, soak 4 in water to stop them burning. 2 Put 15 Extra Special Jumbo King Prawns, peeled, juice 1 lime, 4 spring onions, cut into 4cm lengths, 1 large mango, peeled and cut into strips, 1 red chilli, finely chopped, 1tbsp coriander, chopped, 2tbsp sweet chilli sauce, 1tsp fish sauce and 1tbsp Extra Special Cold-Pressed Rapeseed Oil in a bowl and toss together. 3 Thread the prawns, spring onions and mango onto 4 skewers, alternating between the ingredients. Preheat the grill to medium and cook for 5-7 mins until the prawns are done all the way through and starting to char. Serve with lime wedges and extra chilli sauce. Each 150g serving contains: ENERGY




571KJ Low Low Med Med 137KCAL 3.5g 0.3g 11.3g 0.93g 7% 5% 2% 13% 16% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 381kJ/91kcal

Royal potato salad

Jersey Royals and lardons add a luxe touch to this side SERVES 6 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 28p

1 Bring a pan of water to the boil, add 500g Jersey Royals, halved, and cook for 10-15 mins. Drain and cool. 2 Dry-fry 50g Extra Special Smoked Lardons for 4-5 mins on medium. Drain on kitchen roll. 3 Beat 2tbsp Asda 50% Less Fat Fresh Soured Cream with 1tbsp Asda Lighter Mayonnaise, ½ shallot, finely chopped, 1tbsp chives, finely chopped, and the finely grated zest ½ lemon. Toss the potatoes, lardons and dressing in a bowl. Transfer to a dish and serve. Each 101g serving contains: ENERGY


427KJ 102KCAL 3.8g 1.3g 5% 5% 7%


1.3g 0.31g 1% 5%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 423kJ/101kcal


Set up a flavour station with sauces, relishes and toppings so everyone can custom-build their own burger or hotdog.

No time?

Asda Cola Flavour & Black Treacle Marinade, £1 (250ml;

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Real deal American cheeseburger

Everyone is sure to relish our homemade beef patties…


Asda Cola Flavour & Black Treacle Marinade, £1 (250ml; 40p/100ml)


l 250g Butcher’s Selection Lean Beef Mince (Typically Less Than 5% Fat) l 2tsp Worcestershire sauce l 2tsp Crowning Touch American Mustard, plus extra for serving (optional) l 1tbsp Extra Special ColdPressed Rapeseed Oil, plus extra for brushing l 1 large white onion, sliced l 4 Baker’s Selection White Burger Buns l 4 individual Asda Cheese Slices l 4 lettuce leaves l 2tbsp Asda Tangy Burger Relish 1 Put the mince, Worcestershire sauce and mustard in a large bowl, season with black pepper and mix with your hands. Divide into 4 and shape into patties. Put on a tray, cover in clingfilm and chill for at least 30 mins. 2 Preheat BBQ or griddle to medium. Brush each side of the

burgers with rapeseed oil and cook for 2-3 mins on each side until done all the way through. 3 While the burgers are cooking, place the remaining rapeseed oil in a small pan and put on the BBQ, or on a side burner, over a medium heat. Add the onions and fry gently for 2-3 mins until just softened, but not turning brown. Set aside. 4 Put the burger buns cut-side down on the BBQ or griddle and toast for about 1 min, until light golden and crisp. 5 About 1 min before your burgers are cooked, place a slice of cheese on top of each one and let it melt slightly. 6 To assemble, put the bottom halves of the buns on a plate, add a little of the mustard to each, top with the burger patties, the fried onions, relish, lettuce leaves, and finally the bun lids. Serve immediately. Each 227g serving contains: ENERGY




1,653KJ Med High Low Med 395KCAL 16.6g 6.6g 7.3g 1.75g 20% 24% 33% 8% 29% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 728kJ/174kcal


Brewdog 5AM Saint, £1.67 (330ml) or 4 for £6*


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guide Words: Harriette Casey. Fire & Smoke by Rich Harris is published by Kyle Books

Spark up your tastebuds this summer with our lowdown on essential BBQ kit

Best for feeding a crowd

The ultimate party showstopper, this can cater for large gatherings of up to 30 people, with enough space to cook meat, fish and veg all at once. For added authentic flavour, leave the food gently smouldering over smoke chips. Uniflame Classic 82cm American Grill, £149

Best for slow cooking

This heavy-duty classic grill can be used for slow-cooked dishes, like succulent pulled pork, with the lid down, or burgers with it up. Perfect for foodies and families alike, there’s enough space to cook for 15 people. Use the warming rack to keep food hot without it burning or drying out. The Big American Barrel Grill & Smoker, 76cm, £119


Online exclusive

Best for versatile cooking

Sunny afternoon? This feature-packed grill with five burners and a rotisserie kit is perfect for any al fresco eating occasion, no matter what you fancy serving up. It also has plenty of storage space to keep accessories and condiments handy. Uniflame Select 5 Burner & Side Rotisserie Gas Grill, £279

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Great value



Small garden? Not a problem. With all the bells and whistles of a regular gas BBQ, this compact grill will feed all your friends for a fraction of the cost. Ideal for up to seven people, with two independently controlled stainless steel burners and a cooking area big enough for 14 burgers, it’s all you need to turn a small patio into the ultimate summer party venue. Voilà! Expert Grill 2 Burner Gas Barbecue, £59

To find the perfect BBQ for you, check out our full range online at George.com


Add flavour with smoke chips. Soak them in water for 15 minutes so they’ll smoulder without burning, then sprinkle onto the charcoal. Or, wrap the smoke chips in foil with holes poked in the top, put on the BBQ grill and cook your food with the lid shut.

Expert tip

To clean your grill without chemicals, heat it up, cut a large, raw onion in half and prong it on a big BBQ fork, then rub it over the hot bars to help loosen sticky baked-on grime. Genius!

expert tips… One of the rites of spring is dragging out the BBQ and firing it up for another season of outdoor cooking. BBQ expert Rich Harris, chef and author of Fire & Smoke, says that whether you’re a seasoned pitmaster or out to buy your first grill, the greatest joy is the simplicity of the cooking. ‘For me, barbecuing is about getting everyone round for a good time, having a feed and enjoying yourself without slaving over the grill the whole time,’ he says. ‘The results that you get from cooking over fire can be really special – those lovely smoky flavours that permeate meat, fish or vegetables. ‘If you tend to stick to burgers and sausages but want to try something more adventurous, I’d suggest a butterflied leg of lamb,’ Rich explains. ‘Use a handful of ingredients to marinate [such as oregano, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice] and simply grill it, turning occasionally, then you just have to tend to that one piece of meat and it works out as good value for money to feed a crowd, too.’ Want to get the barbie started? Make us your one-stop shop! Visit ASDAgoodliving.co.uk/ bbqessentials for more tips. GEORGE.COM | 53


BBQ heroes

From premium burgers and bangers to deliciously sticky sauces, we’ve got everything you need to serve up an outdoor feast

Asda Tomato Ketchup, 59p (560g; 11p/100g)

Butcher’s Selection Sweet BBQ Pulled Pork, £3 (340g; 88p/100g)

Asda Gluten Free BBQ Dipping Sauce, £1 (200g; 50p/100g)

Baker’s Selection Hot Dog Rolls, 65p (6-pack; 11p each) or 2 for £1

Extra Special 6 Cumberland Pork Sausages, £2.25 (400g; 56p/100g) or 2 for £4

Baker’s Selection White Rolls, 65p (6-pack; 11p each) or 2 for £1

Butcher’s Selection Sticky BBQ Chicken Drumsticks & Thighs, £3 (800g; 38p/100g)

Extra Special 2 Mint & Honey Lamb Burgers, £3.50 (340g; £1.03/100g)

Butcher’s Selection 4 Smoky Chorizo Chicken Kebabs, £3.25 (340g; 96p/100g)

Extra Special 4 Caramelised Rosanna Pink Onion Beef Burgers, £3 (454g; 66p/100g)

Butcher’s Selection Beer & BBQ British Whole Chicken, £5 (1.5kg; £3.33/kg)

Asda Classic Burger Sauce, £1 (275g; 36p/100g)


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#Biteclub From wraps and baguettes to pittas and clubs, no matter how you roll, layer up the loveliness for British Sandwich Week

British Sandwich Week 14-20 May


Photographs: Ria Osborne. Styling: Rob Merrett. Food styling: Matthew Ford

per serving

Tasty turkey banh mi baguette with mixed veg Lunch with a crunch


Halve a Baker’s Selection White Baton Baguette, leaving a ‘hinge’ on one side. Spread with 1tsp Asda Lime & Ancho Chilli Mayo then top with 40g Extra Special British Butter Roast Turkey Breast, ½ carrot, grated, 1 spring onion, sliced, shreds of red chilli, coriander leaves and ¼ pepper, if you like. Each 355g serving contains:





2,837KJ Low Low Low High 678KCAL 7.5g 1.4g 11.0g 2.17g 34% 11% 7% 12% 36%


of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 799kJ/191kcal


A taste of Italy focaccia with ham, olives, red onion & rocket In Italy, it’s hip to be square SERVES 4 READY IN 5 MINS

Split a square of Asda Olive Focaccia and fill with 2 slices Parma ham, 10g rocket, 10g shaved Parmesan, slivers of red onion and 4 black olives, sliced. Cut into quarters and serve. Each 133g serving contains: ENERGY




1,152KJ Med Med Low High 275KCAL 12.8g 3.7g 2.8g 2.13g 14% 18% 19% 3% 36% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 866kJ/207kcal

£1.68 per serving


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£1.48 per serving

Feast for the eyes falafel, yogurt & mint flatbread Our Middle Eastern wrap star SERVES 1 READY IN 6 MINS

Toast or griddle a tortilla or flatbread and spread with 15g houmous. Add 50g falafels, halved, 20g roasted red pepper, cut in strips, pickled red cabbage and sliced green chillis. Drizzle with 1tbsp Greek-style

yogurt and finish with a scattering of whole mint leaves and a good grind of fresh black pepper.


of your 5-a-day

Each 212g serving contains: ENERGY




1,588KJ Med Low Low Med 379KCAL 13.8g 2.5g 7.4g 1.02g 19% 20% 13% 8% 17% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 749kJ/179kcal


In a pickle chicken, tomato & red pepper houmous club Our tasty triple treat


Lightly toast 3 slices white bread and cut off the crusts. Make a triple-decker sandwich with 15g red pepper houmous, 50g sliced chicken and ½ beef tomato, plus 10g salad leaves. Take 2 wooden skewers and put a cornichon pickle on each one. Push the skewers into the sandwich then cut diagonally, into triangular halves. Each 451g serving contains: ENERGY




2,378KJ Med Low Low Low 568KCAL 18.9g 1.4g 6.8g 1.35g 28% 27% 7% 8% 23% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 527kJ/126kcal

£1.60 per serving



£1.45 per serving

Share the love chicken tricolore ciabatta Full of flavour for all the family


Cut a 250g ciabatta loaf in half, drizzle with 1tsp olive oil and toast, cut-sides up, under the grill. Spread the base with 4tsp green pesto then top with 2 Butcher’s Selection Chicken Breast Fillets, grilled and sliced, 30g wild rocket, ¼ onion and 6 sundried tomatoes, chopped. Finish with freshly ground black pepper then top with the other half of the loaf. Each 171g serving contains: ENERGY



1,510KJ Med Low 361KCAL 11.3g 1.9g 18% 16% 10%


3.1g 0.96g 3% 16%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 883kJ/211kcal



Anatomy of a sandwich

£1.55 per serving

Sarnies are a very personal thing – everyone has likes and dislikes – but there are a few things to consider when building the ultimate butty.

Choose the right bread for the job

This really does make all the difference between sarnie success and failure. Think about the filling – for soft centres, such as cream cheese or jam, you want bread with a crunch, and vice-versa. Crispy fillings, like fried chicken, should come wrapped in a soft roll or tortilla. It’s all about creating a contrast.

Spread the word

Butter, spreads and mayo don’t just taste good – they also form a barrier between the bread and filling that helps prevent sogginess. Think of it as waterproofing your sarnie! For even more flavour, mix herbs and spices into your mayo or softened butter.

Top billing in your filling

Avocado-chickpea mashup in a pitta pocket Your smash-and-grab lunch SERVES 1 READY IN 20 MINS

Preheat your oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Toss 100g canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained, in a little oil and 1tsp ground cumin then roast until crispy. Mash ¼ avocado with 2tsp lime juice and put in a griddled pitta with the chickpeas, spinach leaves and 3 cherry tomatoes, halved. Season with ground black pepper.


of your 5-a-day

Each 281g serving contains: ENERGY



481KCAL 22.2g 3.9g 3.7g 0.65g 24% 32% 20% 4% 11% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 715kJ/171kcal


This tends to be the protein, such as meat or dairy, and it’s usually layered on the bottom slice of bread. Where it’s placed matters – yes, seriously. If you don’t believe us, try eating your next burger-in-a-bun upside down!

Layer it up…

Make your sarnie simple or complex – as long as the tastes and textures complement each other. Keep building that contrast, but not so much that the flavours clash, and, to avoid first-bite fallout, don’t layer slippery ingredients like tomato and cucumber slices together.

…and know when to stop!

Overstuffed butties can end up droopy, with precious ingredients spilling out. As a general rule, the firmer the bread (think baguette) the more filling it can take. Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online


Liven up lunch Update the everyday sandwich and get creative with deliciously different wraps and tasty toasts

British Sandwich Week 14-20 May

Mission Deli 7 Original Wraps, 75p (7-pack; 11p each)

Photograph: Tony Briscoe. Styling: Tonia Shuttleworth. Food styling: Nancy McDougall

Asda Oven Roasted Dry Cured Ham, £1.90 (150g; £1.27/100g) or 2 for £3

Ham & avo pinwheels Wrap things up nicely with avocado, red onion and dry-cured ham

Hovis Seed Sensations Seven Seeds Bread, £1.35 (800g; 17p/100g)

Asda Chargrill Style Chicken Breast, £1.90 (150g: £1.27/100g) or 2 for £3

Asda Creamy Original Soft Cheese, 88p (200g; 44p/100g) or 2 for £1.50

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Crunchy chicken toasted fingers Top ‘soldiers’ of toasted seeded bread with chicken breast, creamy soft cheese and salad ASDA.COM/GROCERIES | 63

Sunshine on a plate From juicy Halkidiki olives to tapas bites and Sicilian arancini, we’ve picked the best of the Med



‘Home to some of the world’s most delicious foods, there are many reasons why we should be eating like the southern Europeans do. Mediterranean food is all about traditional recipes, fresh dishes using good olive oil and smoky flavours. These dishes evoke memories of lazy summer holidays spent abroad and allow you to have the sharing experience you would have in Spain, Greece or Italy in the comfort of your home. ‘It’s about getting in the mood for summer and enjoying all of those fresh and smoky Med flavours in one bite…’ Mark Richmond, Innovations Development Chef


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SPAIN From Barcelona to Seville, the country of fiestas has everything from succulent Serrano ham, spicy chorizo and sweet churros, to classic paella and traditional tapas.

● A smaller version of the traditional savoury parcels, these empanadillas are filled with peppers, olives and nutty Manchego cheese. Asda 4 Pepper, Olive & Manchego Empanadillas, £2 (104g; £1.92/100g)

Words: Harriette Casey. Photographs: Getty Images

● Iberico cheese is made of a blend of pasteurised milk from cows, goats and sheep – this one is paired with paprika spiced chorizo. Asda Chorizo and Iberico Cheese, £2 (130g; £1.54/100g)

ITALY Italian culture centres on family meals enjoyed with friends, from help-yourself antipasto such as prosciutto and salami, to olives mozzarella, focaccia and pizza.

● Slices of peppery Napoli and smoky Ungherese salamis plus soft Provolone cheese equals instant antipasto. Asda Italian Sharing Platter, £3 (165g; £1.81/100g) ● Nothing conjures up a sun-kissed Italian picnic like stuffed focaccia dipped in olive oil. This one comes with extra virgin olive oil and a parsley dressing. Asda Italian Mozzarella & Sunblush Tomato Focaccia, £2 (280g; 71p/100g)

● Meandering from bar to bar for tapas – or to ‘tapear’, as the Spanish say – is the heart of socialising in Spain. Our delicious tapas bites combine smoky and sweet flavours. Chicken & Chorizo Bites with Salsa Dip, £2 (194g; £1.03/100g)

● Named after the little oranges that these breadcrumb-coated risotto balls resemble, arancini are best served warm. Asda 8 Mozzarella & Pesto Arancini, £2 (160g; £1.25/100g)

● Made in the vineyards of northern Spain, this vibrant red has hints of cherries, cocoa and vanilla. Ideal with chorizo. The Wine Atlas Cigales Tempranillo, £6.28 (75cl)

● Crisp with citrus aromas and hints of basil, this wine reflects its Sicilian origins. Drink as the locals do, with grilled fish or as an aperitivo. The Wine Atlas Grillo, £4.78 (75cl)

GREECE Home to feta cheese, tzatziki and the Greek salad, Greece is all about simple, delicious meals to share. Upgrade your evenings with light mezze dishes and fruity Greek wine.

● These juicy vine-leaf parcels, filled with minted rice and lemon, make a great addition to your mezze selection, or serve as a bite-sized appetiser with ouzo. Asda Stuffed Vine Leaves, £2 (160g; £1.25/100g) ● Originating from the region of the same name, Halkidiki olives deliver a meaty bite with a pleasantly sour flavour, served here in a chilli marinade with chilli cheese. Asda Halkidiki Olives with Chilli Cheese, £2 (160g; £1.25/100g) ● This traditional Grecian red wine is smooth, fruity and full of flavour. The aromas of figs, plums and rosemary, as well as black cherry, means it goes brilliantly with a dessert. Or serve chilled as an aperitif. Mavrodaphne of Patras NYX, £5.78 (75cl) Visit ASDAgoodliving.co.uk/ mediterranean for all our Med-inspired recipes! ASDA.COM/GROCERIES | 65


Fancy fruit

From peaches to berries, ices to jellies, our dream dessert recipes celebrate the finest from the fruit bowl



Floating melon ball jellies

These jars of gravity-defying fruit are bound to be a hit with the kids SERVES 8 READY IN 20 MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 41p

l 6 leaves gelatine l 570ml Asda No Added Sugar Sparkling Strawberry & Vanilla Flavour Water l ¼ watermelon l ¼ cantaloupe melon l ¼ honeydew melon 1 Soak the gelatine in cold water for 5 mins until soft. Pour a quarter of the sparkling water into a pan and warm over a medium heat until it begins to steam. Remove from the


heat. Squeeze the excess water from the gelatine and put in the pan. Stir gently until the gelatine has dissolved. Gradually add the rest of the sparkling water, stirring, until there are no lumps. 2 Pour the jelly into 8 small jars or glasses and leave in the fridge to chill while you prepare the melon balls. 3 Curl all the melon into small balls using a melon baller or teaspoon. Put on a plate lined with kitchen paper to absorb any excess juice.

4 As the jelly starts to set, gradually add melon balls to each jar a couple at a time, pushing them down through the jelly. Return to the fridge and leave to set a little more, then add more melon balls until evenly dispersed through the jars. Chill in the fridge until the jelly is fully set.


of your 5-a-day

Each 186g serving contains: ENERGY




140KJ Low Low Low Low 33KCAL 0.2g 0.0g 6.5g 0.02g 2% <1% 0% 7% <1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 75kJ/18kcal


Berry impressive yogurt parfait

Packed with juicy berries – and pretty as a picture! SERVES 14 READY IN 30 MINS, PLUS FREEZING AND STANDING PRICE PER SERVING 53p

l 2 bananas, peeled l 1kg Greek-style fat-free natural yogurt with honey l 350g Frozen for Freshness Raspberries, partly defrosted l 200g Frozen for Freshness Blueberries l 300g Grower’s Selection Strawberries, chopped l 1tbsp chopped hazelnuts 1 Line a 2lb loaf tin with clingfilm. Blend or mash the bananas until smooth, then fold through the yogurt to combine.  2 Using a large metal spoon, fold two-thirds of the berries through the yogurt to give a ripple effect. Pour into the loaf tin, cover with clingfilm and freeze for at least 6 hrs until solid. 3 Defrost the remaining berries and store in the fridge. 4 To serve, take the parfait out of the freezer, leave to stand for 15-20 mins, then remove from the tin and peel off the clingfilm. Top with the remaining berries, and the hazelnuts. Each 147g serving contains: ENERGY




498KJ Low Low Med Low 119KCAL 0.9g 0.1g 19.4g 0.06g 1% 1% 22% 1% 6% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 339kJ/81kcal

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Rock-it rainbow ice lollies A twist on a treat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with no added sugar


1 Blitz the kiwi fruit in a blender with 40ml water until no lumps remain. Pour the mixture into 6 rocket lolly moulds. 2 Repeat this stage with the melon and 50ml water. Pour on top of the kiwi layer, carefully, so as not to mix them together. 3 Blitz the strawberries with 40ml water and top up the moulds. Put the lids on (add sticks if your moulds donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have them built in) and freeze the lollies overnight or until set. 4 To serve, remove from the freezer and dip the lolly-mould tray into hot water for 2 secs to release the lollies. Each 78g serving contains: ENERGY




88KJ Low Low Low Low 21KCAL 0.2g 0.0g 3.6g 0.01g 1% <1% 0% 4% <1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 113kJ/27kcal


Photographs: David Munns. Styling: Rob Merrett. Food styling: Matthew Ford

l 90g kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped l 100g cantaloupe melon, peeled and chopped l 150g strawberries, stalks removed and chopped


Just-peachy ricotta & almond tart Thyme leaves add a fresh herby bite to this creamy tart topped with griddled peaches SERVES 13 READY IN 1 HR 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 40p

Totally minted pineapple & mango granita Photographs: David Munns. Styling: Rob Merrett. Food Styling: Matthew Ford

A deliciously zingy, elegant version of the slushie SERVES 8 READY IN 15 MINS, PLUS FREEZING PRICE PER SERVING 31p

l 1 mango, peeled and cut into chunks l 200g fresh pineapple (peeled weight), cubed l 4 sprigs mint, leaves only, finely chopped, plus sprigs to decorate l Zest and juice 1 lime 1 Blend the mango and pineapple with 300ml water, the chopped mint, lime zest and juice until smooth. Pour into a

freezerproof dish, cover with clingfilm and freeze for at least 6 hrs. 2 Take the granita out of the freezer and break up with a table knife. Pulse in a blender until the ice is broken up but still crystallised. 3 To serve, spoon into glasses and top with sprigs of mint.  Each 88g serving contains: ENERGY




114KJ Low Low Med Low 27KCAL 0.1g 0.0g 5.7g 0.01g 0% 0% 6% 0% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 130kJ/31kcal.

l 375g pack Asda Ready Rolled Shortcrust Pastry l 3 peaches l 1tsp rapeseed oil l 250g ricotta l 2 eggs l ½tsp vanilla extract l 2tbsp honey l 2tbsp toasted flaked almonds l 2 sprigs thyme, leaves only 1 Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5.  2 Unroll the pastry and use to line a 20cm wide, loose-bottom, circular tart case. Trim the pastry. Put the case on a baking tray, line the pastry with baking paper and fill with baking beans or uncooked rice.  3 Bake for 8-12 mins, on the middle shelf of the oven, until the sides of the pastry case have set. Remove the baking beans and paper, return to the oven for 7 mins until the base is golden and crisp. Reduce the oven temp to 150C/130C Fan/Gas 2. 4 Meanwhile, cut the peaches in half, twist to separate the halves and remove the stones. Cut each peach half into 3 slices and toss in the oil. 5 Heat a griddle or frying pan over a high heat

until the pan starts to smoke. Griddle the peach slices for 1 min on each side until seared marks appear. Set aside.   6 Mix the ricotta with the eggs, vanilla and half the honey. 7 Remove the pastry case from the oven, allow to cool slightly then fill with the ricotta mixture. Return to the oven and bake for 25 mins until the filling is just set. 8 Arrange the griddled peach slices on top of the tart and sprinkle over the flaked almonds. Drizzle with the rest of the honey and sprinkle over the thyme leaves. Serve immediately, as the juices that run out of the peaches will make the pastry soggy after a little while. Each 75g serving contains: ENERGY




615KJ Med Med Med Low 147KCAL 9.0g 3.5g 4.7g 0.17g 7% 13% 18% 5% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 820kJ/196kcal




Kitchen kit

l Lemon juicer l Garlic crusher l Medium sandwich bag


l 1 lemon l 1 clove garlic l 2tsp chopped parsley l 8 Butcher’s Selection British Chicken Breast Mini Fillets l 1 Baby Gem lettuce l 4 wholemeal burger buns l 2 tomatoes, sliced l Baked sweet potato chips and light mayonnaise, to serve

‘Look what I’ve made!’


Get started!

Photographs: Ant Duncan. Styling: Davina Perkins. Food styling: Nancy McDougall


1 STEP 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Cut the lemon in half, and squeeze its juice into a small bowl. Crush the clove of garlic into the bowl. Add the chopped parsley, along with a pinch of freshly ground black pepper.

Our lemony-fresh spin on this kids’ favourite is easy for little ones to make at home



STEP 2 Pour the contents of the bowl into a sandwich bag and add the chicken. Seal the bag and, with your hands, mix the ingredients together so the chicken is coated. Remove the fillets and put on a baking tray. Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins, until cooked through.

BEGINNER Best for younger children or those new to cooking

STEP 3 Remove the chicken from the oven and set aside. Pull the leaves off the lettuce and wash under cold water. Pat dry with kitchen paper. Cut the buns in half. Fill with the tomato, lettuce and chicken. Serve with baked sweet potato chips and mayo.

BUDDING CHEF Medium skill – grown-ups may need to help!

Children should always be supervised in the kitchen, especially when using knives and other sharp tools or components. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly before and after preparing food, and always after handling raw meat

finished! 1

of your 5-a-day

Each 315g serving contains: ENERGY




1,885KJ Med Low Low Med 450KCAL 10.1g 1.3g 7.9g 1.29g 23% 14% 7% 9% 22% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 598kJ/143kcal

KITCHEN BOSS Ideal for more experienced mini cooks ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK | 73




What revision essentials does my family need? ✔Mo-tea-vation Whether it’s a cuppa, smoothie, new stationery or just rewarding yourself with a Netflix episode, give yourself a little treat to stay motivated.

Any good holiday-read inspiration?

✔A pencil Case A tidy desk equals a tidy mind in theory, so organise those pesky pens, pencils, rubbers and calculators in this handy, on-trend Spring Garden Pencil Case, £3

For handy tips to help with revision, go to Asdagoodliving. co.uk/revision

Photographs: Getty Images

Lots! Look out for the new books landing in store from 4 May and our 2 for £7 deal across paperbacks, kids’ books and cookery. If you were gripped by Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, you’ll want to read The Couple Next Door, by Shari Lapena (£4), full of twists and turns when a baby goes missing. Or pick up Jodi Picoult’s latest novel Small Great Things (£4), which explores racism and prejudice.

✔Notepads The Spring Garden Desk Pad, £3 (right) is great for scribbling down ideas or notes, plus stock up on Spring Garden A5 Exercise Books 3-pack, £2 (below), using one per subject to help organise your revision. Finally, make sure you’ve got at least one A4 pad for practice essays – we love the Spring Garden A4 Project Book, £2 (below right) – and use your phone timer to practise working against the clock.

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Smart Dates for the diary This month’s pick of foodie-focused events


‘How can I spice up evening meals?‘


Add some Mexican flavour with our exclusive in-store food event. With offers on cooking kits, sauces, seasoning mixes and relishes, you’ll be saying hola to fajitas, nachos and enchiladas in no time. Maybe even throw your own fiesta, complete with margaritas and piñatas… Find more ideas on p42.

6-13 MAY

13 MAY


INTERNATIONAL HUMMUS DAY Yes, even houmous has its very own day! It’s the ideal time to celebrate the Middle Eastern dip that’s become a family favourite in the UK. Made from a blend of mashed chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), olive oil, lemon juice and garlic, houmous is great for snacks spread on griddled or toasted pitta bread. Or try as an alternative to mayonnaise and cream cheese in a sandwich or bagel. Choose classic Asda Houmous, 85p (200g; 43p/100g), or try our spicy Tikka or Jalapeño variations, £1 each (200g; 50p/100g).

Donut miss out on enjoying these sweet treats during their special week! Asda Iced Ring Donuts, £1 (4-pack; 25p each); Asda Iced Donuts, £2 (12-pack; 17p each) Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend may apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online

Why not celebrate a week dedicated to the humble sarnie by swapping your usual egg mayo for something a little more adventurous? Check out our tasty recipes on p57 – or look out for new ideas in store. We love the Extra Special New York Deli Grab Box and Extra Special Chicken Bacon & Avocado Grab Box – or, for something veggie, try the Asda Lentil Dahl Masala Wrap, all £3 each.



How can I avoid eating junk food at work?

If you tend to snack a lot, keep healthy fruits or nuts to hand for dipping into (see our Snack Hacks feature on p108 for more ideas). Give lunch a fresh boost, too, with our new ready-to-go range. Choices include Asda Chicken and Rainbow Salad Wrap, £3, and Asda Smoked Salmon & Avocado Sushi Salad, £3 (282g; £1.06/100g) – plenty of variety to see you through the week!

Any suggestions for keeping the kids entertained outdoors? Invest in some fun toys that will keep them busy in the garden or the park for hours. Fill the air with bubbles using the Turbo Bubble Fountain, £8, have a few games of Kwik Cricket with a new Cricket Set, £7, or inspire endless adventures with a Pop-up Tunnel, £8 – all 2 for £10. Skipping Ropes, £1 each and Throw & Catch, £2 also make ideal pocket-money treats.

I’m looking for gift ideas – what’s hot with tots? Paw Patrol, the Nickelodeon series that follows the adventures of six rescue dogs and a tech-savvy boy named Ryder, has an army of fans! Check out our Baby & Toddler Event* in store for offers on the Paw Patrol range and a host of other toys, too. Paw Patrol Basic Vehicle with Pup, was £13.97, now £10*; Jungle Pup assortment, was £7.97, now £6 each*.


WAYS TO get set for Ramadan? The holy month of Ramadan is one of the most important dates in Islam, with Muslims fasting every day from sunrise to sunset. This year, the month runs from 27 May to 25 June, ending with Eid al-Fitr, the festival of breaking the fast. If you’re stocking up for Ramadan, you’ll find a great range of essentials in store and online. Look out for deals on ingredients and foods such as Pillsbury Chakki Atta, £5.50 (5kg; £1.10/kg) and Shazan 20 Chicken Samosas, £2.25** (650g; 35p/100g), plus cookware like the Tefal Chapati Pan (30cm), £12. And don’t forget hydrating fresh fruit such as Grower’s Selection Watermelon, £3.

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Gluten-free and easy Make things simple this Coeliac Awareness Week with our great range of gluten-free foods


or the one in 100 people in the UK affected by coeliac disease* – a reaction to gluten found in wheat, rye and barley – food choices can be tricky. But there’s no need to miss out with our range of gluten-free products, including a choice of breads by Free From brands Genius and Schar, Alpro individual desserts (also dairy-free) and handy pasta packs for quick meals – like our tasty recipe.

Coeliac Awareness Week 8-14 May

Fettuccine with homemade red pesto & spinach

Photograph: Tony Briscoe. Styling: Tonia Shuttleworth. Food styling: Rukmini Iyer


Cook 200g Explore Asian Organic Edamame & Mung Bean Fettuccine according to the pack instructions. Meanwhile, blitz 2tbsp pine nuts, 100g roasted red peppers, roughly chopped, 6 sundried tomatoes and 2tbsp olive oil in a mini blender. Add 25g basil leaves and blitz again to a pesto. Put 180g baby spinach in a colander and drain the cooked fettuccine over the top. Return to the pan, add half the pesto and toss to combine. Divide between 4 plates, top with the rest of the pesto and serve immediately. Each 184g serving contains: ENERGY




1,293KJ Med Low Low Low 309KCAL 16.6g 1.7g 5.0g 0.22g 15% 24% 9% 6% 4% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 703kJ/168kcal

All free from gluten and wheat

Explore Asian Organic Edamame & Mung Bean Fettucine, £3 (200g; £1.50/ 100g)

Alpro Coconut Dessert Moments, £1.50 (4 x 125g; 30p/100g)

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *Source: coeliac.org.uk

Genius Toastie White Loaf, £2.60 (500g; 52p/100g)

Schar Wholesome Vitality Loaf, £2.60 (350g; 74p/100g)


Style On point Cut a dash in statement flats

£14 Shoes, 3-9


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Life’s a beach… so channel old-school romantic vibes this summer with vintageinspired separates. Modern silhouettes with embroidery and frayed hems bring this look bang up to date. Blouse*, 8-24, £14; jeans*, 8-24, £16


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Pretty, flawless and fresh. Find your skintone saviours and nail the natural look this season

kin that gleams, subtly defined eyes and freshly flushed cheeks… It’s no wonder the nude, barelythere look is at the top of everyone’s make-up to-do list this spring. Whatever your skin tone, it’s actually super-easy to bag this look. Make sure you prep your skin first, then pick the celeb complexion closest to yours, add the products to your trolley and give it a glow…

Prep Step Everyone needs to beautify beneath their nude style make-up. Why? Hydrated, healthy faces not only look plump and fresh, they also make the perfect base for all our sheer layers of foundation, highlighter and blush. Everything stays in place all day long. So… exfoliate with a DIY facial – try nspa Hot Cloth Polish, £6.40 teamed with the nspa Radiance Boosting Mask, £2. Next, pitter patter nspa Illuminating Beauty Serum, £6.40 across your face with your fingertips. Let it sink in for at least five minutes before smoothing on nspa Brightening Day Cream with SPF15, £6,

then leave this to settle for five minutes, too. Finally, to give a sheeny, 3D effect to your make-up, work L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Glow Illuminator in Icy Glow or Golden Glow, £5 each*, across the cheeks, nose, temples and cheekbones. Pick the cooler icy colour for pale to fair skin. Medium to dark tones? Go for the gold. And if you want to help minimise pores, fill in fine lines and give your foundation a smooth base, add a touch of George Illuminating Primer, £3.50**.

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Using a stiff make-up brush, work L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique CC Cream Anti-Fatigue, £9.98 from the nose outwards, before buffing out with a blender. Add Collection Speedy Blush in Cheeky, £3.98 just below the apples of your cheeks, then bring the colour up towards the cheekbones, blurring the edges. Strong brows and lashes are a fair-maiden must, so make them pop with Colorsport 30 Day Mascara Eyelash & Brow Dye Kit in Dark Brown, £7.50. Boost natural lip colour with a slick of Nivea Pearly Shine Caring Lip Balm, £2.30.


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olive skin

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This skin tone typically needs a twoproduct approach to deal with coverage as well as combination skin. First, use a little Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin All-in-One Moisturising Cream in Medium, £10 for a base that glows. Next, dab George Silk Finish Pressed Powder, £2 over your T-zone. Add a soft contour with a sweep of L’Oréal Paris True Match Powder Glow Illuminator in Golden Glow, £7.98 over the highest points of your cheekbones, your temples and a little over the top of your cupid’s bow – this will emphasise the golden tone of your skin. Finally, treat your pout to a peachy hint of nude with the hydrating Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in Cherry Me, £1.75.

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All hail the classic English (or Welsh, Scots or Irish) Rose! This pinkish skintone only needs a little help to look its best. Start with a light base to cover any blemishes – Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation, £5.98 glides on effortlessly. Next, lightly dust your face with Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze, £4.50* for a healthy-looking glow. Accentuate eyes with a subtle slick of George Lash X-Tend Mascara in Brown, £3.50, then a brush of Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel, £2.50* to highlight your brows. A worn-in nude lip is best for you, so apply Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in Nude Pink, £4* to your pout.


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You can’t go wrong with Rimmel London Fresher Skin Foundation, £7.48 smoothed all over the face if you’re lucky enough to have this golden-peachy colouring. Do one fine layer, then add more where you need it – usually around the chin and nose. Next, pat L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Glow Illuminator in Golden Glow, £5* onto the tops of your cheekbones, before adding swirls of George Blush in Rosey, £3 to the apples of the cheek. You can be bold with this – the pinky, purply hue will accentuate your natural flush. Play a strong game with your lippie, tracing the lip line with L’Oréal Color Riche Gold Obsession in Nude Gold, £6.98 and filling the rest in straight from the bullet. Repeat and blot.


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Darker skintones can be as prone as any to looking dull or uneven, but there’s an easy fix – fake tan! This works by adding subtle golden tones, giving your skin a ‘best version of itself’ radiance. Mix two parts of your fave base with one part of Rimmel London Sunshimmer Instant Tan 9-in-1 BB Skin Perfector in Medium Matte, £6.99 on the back of your hand. Apply, then enhance your natural tone even more with a double layer of blush. Pat creamy Collection Soft Glow Blusher in Trouble, £2.98 into your cheeks. Set with a little powder and add depth with shimmering berry shade Max Factor Crème Puff Blush in Alluring Rose, £8.98. To finish, go for a dark-nude lipstick with burgundy hints – try L’Oréal Paris Color Riche in Nude, £6.98. Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *Price valid until 17 May 2017


Homes shower with love Who needs an interior stylist when you can refresh your bathroom in five simple steps with George Home?

Natural world Want to bring a spa luxe feel to your bathroom? Make a change from the classic ‘hello sailor’ nautical patterns and pick up jungle-inspired prints instead. Create a soothing botanical ambience for that well-earned soak in the bath, and complement with warm hues of copper or on-trend rose gold. Add potted hothouse plants for extra tropical style. Now all you need is a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign…

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Leaves and Birds shower curtain, £6; Geo print dispenser, £5; Geo print tumbler, £3; copper-effect stand mirror, £8; faux succulent in coppereffect pot, £4 each




soft touch New fluffy towels are an easy update to your bath space and add a touch of post-bathtime luxury, too. Interiors blogger Rachel Southern says, ‘I’m a huge fan of colourful towels – possibly because I have two little boys, and white towels turn to grey in no time!’ Bring the brights to bathtime with these 100% cotton towels, which come in a range of rainbow shades – and are colourfast for 50 washes.

Rachel’s choice Redesign your space with cool prints and stylish accessories – Rachel Southern, founder of interiors blog The Ordinary Lovely, takes her pick…

Botanical hand towel, £4; bath towel, £6, bath sheet, £8

Face cloth (pack of 2), £1; hand towel, £3; bath towel, £4; bath sheet, £6



Create a Zen-like zone by minimising clutter and co-ordinating essential items. Replace plastic soap bottles with stylish dispensers and matching tumblers then, if your cabinets are full to bursting, manage the overflow with these handy woven storage baskets. ‘They’re as much a feature as they are useful,’ says Rachel. ‘Fill them with spare towels or favourite bubble baths.’


Leaves and Birds dispenser, £5; tumbler, £3

Copper-effect pedal bin, £6

Photographs: Dan Duchars. Styling: Diana Civil

Chevron woven baskets (set of 3), £8



Holiday brights

Turn your bathroom into a staycation haven with holiday-inspired accessories – like these tile-pattern towels and poster-colour stripy ceramics. Drawing inspiration from 1920s Cuba and Art Deco architecture, this vibrant theme brings together deep-sea blues, sunny yellows and fruity oranges to create a summer vacation vibe – without a hefty price tag.

Havana Stripe hand towel, £4; bath towel, £6. Havana Stripe dispenser, £5; tumbler, £3

‘For under £20, you can really switch up a room – just changing the colour of your towels or buying a new shower curtain has a huge impact.’


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‘Sticking to neutral colours for your bathroom suite and walls means it’s easy to revamp your accessories whenever you feel like a change,’ explains Rachel. So create a neutral palette with a lick of white or cream paint, scrub between tiles with bleach for a sparkling shine – then get busy with your new scheme.

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Health 7-Day

family fitness challenge Three families took on our week-long fitness bootcamp – find out how you can do it, too! Josie Gibson, 32, The Jump contestant and personal trainer, knows just how important it is to stay active, having lost an amazing 7st through changing her own diet and exercise regime. ‘Sadly, one child in three in the UK is now overweight or obese *,’ says Josie, and as a result she stresses ‘it’s important to get kids into fitness habits from an early age.’ If you’re one of the 80% of families in the UK who don’t do the recommended amount of exercise**, you’re probably not alone. ‘There’s always an excuse not to get moving,’ argues Josie, ‘time, housework, your job, the weather – so you need to build exercise into your family routine.’ A kick-start is the best way to get going, she suggests, and to prove this Josie has created a week-long ‘boot-camp’ for families who’ve let their fitness slide. Three families were given a plan that took into account their lifestyle and daily routines, with a rest-day on the Sunday. Here’s how they did... Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. *Children in Year 6. Source: Public Health England. **Source: Study by Centre for Market and Public Organisation at Bristol University


‘I’m going to cancel our gym memberships!’ Julia Shields, 38, a copywriter, lives in Yatton, Bristol with her husband Doug, 49, a PR director, and their sons Will, 13, Alex, nine, Eric, six, and Bear, three Julia says ‘With work and four boys to ferry to activity clubs, we don’t exercise as much as we once did. We’ve been married for 12 years and used to both work out at the gym a couple of times a week. Despite not going any more, we’re still paying our membership fees in the hope we’ll get our act together but, with four young children, there simply isn’t time now. ‘Doug and I have both put on weight and I feel exhausted most of the time. Getting everyone organised and out of the door for school is tiring enough, not to mention the fact we’re constantly cooking for the kids and cleaning up after them. I’m intrigued to find out whether we’ll be able to find the time to incorporate exercise into our family routine.’ MONDAY No-car day and a 45-minute walk after dinner. TUESDAY Family burpees – do these every time there’s an ad break on TV. WEDNESDAY No-car day and a family planking competition – see who can hold a plank the longest. THURSDAY Family Nerf battle for 30 minutes in the garden or park. FRIDAY Family disco – compile a playlist of everyone’s fave songs, then dance to it for 45 minutes. SATURDAY Kids lead the way – go for a walk, but the children get to decide the route and length.

The Verdict ‘We all found it hilarious doing burpees during the ad breaks but, as well as all having a laugh as a family, we also got out of breath every time which must have been good for us. The boys loved the planking, too – they’re all competitive. I read online that if you can’t hold a plank for 120 seconds you’re either overweight, too weak or doing something wrong in your workouts. So I need to work on that! ‘The boys have already asked if we can have a Nerf battle every week and


What is a burpee exactly?

Burpees are great for all-round fitness – each one gives your arms, chest, legs and abs a workout and you may get out of breath quickly! Here’s how they’re done… 1 From a standing start, squat down with your hands on the floor in front of you. 2 Lean onto your arms and, at the same time, kick your feet back so that you’re stretched out into a ‘press up’ position with your legs behind you. 3 Jump your feet back into a squat as fast as you can. 4 From the squat, jump up in the air as high as you can. You’re now ready to go again!


I enjoyed the boogie we had at our disco. None of it really felt like exercise because we were more focused on the family time instead. Still, Doug and I were aching by the end of the week – my abs have definitely seen better days! ‘I count my daily steps on my smartphone and usually average about 5,000 steps, which includes walking our

dog. On the no-car day, it shot up to 14,000! Although walking everywhere seemed like a hassle at first, I was happy with the end results – even after my youngest,

‘We’re getting fit and spending quality time together, too’

Bear, had a tantrum, lay down on the pavement and refused to move. ‘I always thought I didn’t have time to exercise but doing it as a family means we’re all getting fit and spending more quality time together, too. ‘The best thing is, it’s all free – I’m going to cancel those gym memberships and save us a bit of cash!’

‘It’s been a fantastic family-bonding experience’

The Verdict

Gemma Andrews, 32, a housewife, lives in Chesterfield with her husband Michael, 31, a security guard, and their children Lewis, 13, Macie, 11, Findlay, three, and Noah, 10 months

younger boys to follow in his footsteps and would like to instil fitness into their lifestyle from an earlier age but I don’t know where to start – the thought of rounding them all up makes me feel drained.’

Gemma says ‘We could do more with the kids and we should do more ourselves to get fit and lose weight but it’s easy to find excuses when you’ve got a hectic schedule. I used to do Zumba three times a week but since I stopped two years ago, I’ve ballooned to a size 22. I want to lose two dress sizes by the summer but Michael is out of work so we can’t afford the gym. Lewis is always glued to his Xbox, so I’m worried about what he’ll think of this challenge. ‘I always feel like I’m fighting a losing battle to get him outdoors. The only reason he was active last year was Pokémon Go. I don’t want my

MONDAY After-school swimming for one hour, and see who can tread water for the longest time. TUESDAY No-wheels day – walk everywhere, no bus and, in the evening, a 45-minute walk. WEDNESDAY Balloon keepy-uppy, then catch, with a two-burpees forfeit for dropping the balloon – 30 minutes each. THURSDAY Tag – play in the garden or local park for 30 minutes after school. FRIDAY YouTube yoga – find a beginner’s yoga workout online and do it together as a family. SATURDAY Family footie – play for 25 minutes, then the losing team has to run three laps of the garden.

Gemma says ‘Until we took this challenge, I didn’t realise how much space we had for activities together in the week. It’s been a fantastic bonding experience. ‘I was overjoyed that Lewis got involved – he was chuffed to win the pool challenge, treading water for seven minutes! He also loved the jeopardy of whoever lost at football having to run laps – and we all had a good laugh when Michael and I lost! ‘It’s spurred Macie to start working at the local stables in return for free riding lessons. Findlay is out of his pushchair, and sleeping and eating better as a result of walking more. ‘Our chaotic household was surprisingly calm after yoga – the kids were really inspired by the animalthemed moves, like Cobra and Downward-Facing Dog. ‘It’s ages since Michael and I worked up a sweat but this challenge was cheaper and more fun than the gym. We’re all happier when we’re active – I’m determined to keep this up.’


‘The more exercise we did, the more energy we had’ Vicki Finnegan, 62, and husband Mike, 61, are grandparents to Sofia, 18 months. They are retired and live near Plymouth Vicki says ‘We used to do gardening, long walks and tennis. But if the weather’s bad and we’ve had Sofia for the day, it’s easier to find an excuse to relax on the sofa than get the trainers

on and get out. As retired doctors, we know it’s vital to stay fit, and we used to run marathons. I feel guilty we’ve fallen by the wayside. I feel sluggish and Mike has a bit of a paunch!’

MONDAY Standing pressups – do these (carefully) against a worktop, while cooking. After lunch, go for a 90-minute walk. TUESDAY No-car day – speed-walk everywhere, including errands and the shops. While queuing, tense abs for 20 seconds, relax for 10 and tense again for 20 until you’re served. WEDNESDAY 15 burpees and 50 abdominal crunches before the morning shower. THURSDAY Wash and polish the car and walk up and downstairs 20 times. FRIDAY Go the long way. Walk for 90 minutes before eating dinner at your fave restaurant, then walk home. SATURDAY Picnic hike – load your backpacks with food, plus 1L water as extra weight. Map a three-mile route to a picnic spot. Walk there, enjoy an al fresco lunch, then walk back.

The Verdict Vicki says ‘It’s easy to get complacent when you’ve got time on your hands. Mike and I were surprised at how much exercise we

could fit in. We enjoy eating out but adding a long walk to the meal made it feel more deserved. We also found that the more exercise we did, the more energy we had. Even playing with Sofia in the park, not just watching her, helped increase our heart rates. ‘We live in a village in the middle of nowhere so the no-car day was tricky – we ended up walking for three hours to buy a pint of milk! It felt strange tensing my abs in the local shop while having a chat with the owner, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it if I start to see results in the long term. The burpees made me realise how unfit I am – by the end of the week, I just about managed 10 without stopping but they still turned my legs to jelly. ‘There’s a lot we’ll take away from the week and we’ve both promised we’ll incorporate little things like adding extra weight to our backpacks and relying less on our cars. Now the sun’s out again, I’m keen to get back in the garden, too!’

Try it at home! Josie’s week-long bootcamp can be built into your weekly routine, with a bit of planning. Josie says ‘As our families found, there’s always time to fit in exercise, no matter how busy you are. The key is thinking on your feet – literally – and working exercise into other activities. ‘If family time is a priority for you, play in the garden rather than sitting indoors and watching a movie. If you’re picking the kids up from 106 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

school, walk, or if you have to drive, park further away, get there early and go for a pick-up power walk. Making huge, sweeping lifestyle changes can be daunting, but as soon as you switch your mindset to being more active, losing weight and getting fit becomes a much more realistic proposition. ‘Make sure you schedule time, too – it can make so much of a difference. We keep to a timetable

for work and we wouldn’t dream of letting down the dentist when we’ve booked an appointment, so start treating your exercise time with the same level of commitment you do other aspects of your life. ‘Finally, don’t put it off or say “I’ll start tomorrow” – if you have time right now, put the magazine down and go for a walk. If you’ve only got a few minutes, do a few burpees. The change you want starts today.’ It is recommended that you consult your GP or other health professional before starting any kind of fitness programme

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Fuel your goals

Try Asda Sports Nutrition Protein Powders, Isotonic Sticks and Isotonic Tablets, too

Our quality sports nutrition range is quick, convenient – and very tasty!

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hen you take your fitness and training seriously, the right nutrition can help you reach your full potential. Protein is key for providing energy and building muscle mass, and our quality Sports Nutrition range is a great way to grab yours. Available in three flavours – Peanut & Caramel, Cherry Yogurt and Cookies & Cream – Asda Sports Nutrition Protein Bars are great on the go, while fruit-flavoured Asda Sports Nutrition Protein Water helps to refresh and rehydrate when you work up a sweat. Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online

Asda Sports Nutrition Protein Water in Tropical or Strawberry & Pomegranate Flavour, £1.80 (500ml)


Snack Hacks Everyone gets peckish now and again but how do you know what’s good for you and when? Here’s our how-to for snacking


nacking – everyone does it! While it’s fine to have a little bit of what you fancy every so often, healthy eating shouldn’t go out of the window whenever a mid-afternoon slump comes along. Asda Nutritionist Beth Fowler says, ‘Snacks can introduce variety and be part of a healthy diet, provided they don’t contribute to excess calorie intake and that we eat a good balance of food groups in the right proportions. So, planning ahead is key. ‘The Eatwell Guide* shows the types and proportions of food and drink that make up a healthy, balanced diet – and can help you fit snacks into the context of your overall food intake.’ Here are some tips and snack ideas to start you off…


‘Fruit and veg should make up just over a third of the food we eat each day. Aim for at least five portions and keep it varied!’

fruit or veg pack that counts as one of your 5-a-day. Grower’s Selection Pineapple Lolly, 48p (80g; 60p/100g); Grower’s Selection Watermelon Slices, 48p (95g; 51p/100g)

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of your favourite fruit and veggies, pack into tubs and store in the fridge. Reach for these when you’re feeling hungry. l Short of time? Pick

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snack salad with chilli, garlic and a splash of soy sauce provides one of your 5-a-day, ideal when you’re on the move. Asda Edamame Bean & Coriander Snack Salad, £1.50 (108g; £1.39/100g)



‘Starchy carbs, such as bread, pasta, rice and potatoes, should make up another third of what we eat. Choose wholegrain options, which provide fibre.’

‘Include dairy products or alternatives in your diet. Go for reduced-fat where possible and choose calciumfortified dairy-free alternatives.’

l Experiment with

l Add your own healthy

toppings on half a toasted wholemeal bagel or sandwich thin. Sliced banana and a sprinkling of cinnamon, or reduced-fat soft cheese with cucumber or grated carrot, make delicious pairings. Kingsmill Wholemeal Thins, 79p (6-pack; 13p each); New York Bakery Co Wholemeal Bagels, £1.28 (4-pack; 32p each)

accompaniments to plain yogurt or a dairyfree alternative. Stir through your favourite nuts and seeds or try mixed berries to add to your 5-a-day. Asda Fat Free Greek Yogurt, 90p (500g; 18p/100g); Alpro Simply Plain Soya Yogurt, £1 (500g; 20p/100g)

Plan your meals and snacks in advance to include the right proportions of food groups across your ‘Include protein sources such as beans, whole diet pulses, fish, eggs, meat or plant-based alternatives in your diet.’ l Our reduced-fat

houmous stack pack includes three flavours and is a source of protein and fibre. Boost your 5-a-day by dipping cherry tomatoes or sticks of pepper, cucumber and carrot. Or spread on wholegrain crackers and rice cakes for even more crunch. Asda 30% Less Fat Houmous Stacker, £1.20 (180g; 67p/100g) l An egg is a great snack

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of vitamin D (the vitamin we get from sunlight), important for healthy bones and teeth. Asda Egg & Spinach Snack Salad, £1.50 (100g) l Spread unsalted,

unsweetened nut butter on a crispbread, then top with sliced apple to add to your 5-a-day. Nut butters are high in fat, though, so stick to about 1tbsp per serving. Meridian Organic Smooth Cashew Butter, £2.98 (170g; £1.75/100g)



Rise and shine

It’s time to put a bit of sparkle back into your home with a proper spring clean – and these household products make it a breeze


For a non-bio detergent that’s tough on stains, try Persil’s Small & Mighty, with 60 washes from one pack. Persil Small & Mighty Washing Liquid Non-Bio, was £9, now £7* (2.1L; 33p/100ml)

get fresh with the clean team From worktops to sinks and floors, this powerful, all-purpose cleaning spray can be used on almost any hard surface in your home, leaving it with a streak-free shine**. Flash with Bleach, £1 (500ml; 20p/100ml) 110 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES


Tough on grease with the zingy scent of pomegranate and lime, these large wipes are handy for quick clean-ups. Dettol Power & Fresh Advance Multi-Purpose Wipes, was £4, now £2*


Give nasty whiffs the heave-ho. This spray is like a breath of fresh air, sweeping away even tough, lingering odours and leaving a light, fruity scent. Febreze Air Fruity Tropics Aerosol, £2 (300ml; 67p/100ml)

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Give a dog a home

Adopting a dog is a wonderful way to rescue an animal and find the perfect furry friend for you, says vet Dr Zara Boland


dopting a dog can be a hugely rewarding experience. Whether you’re after a puppy, or a four-legged friend who’s a little more senior, rescue dogs come with unique personalities and a lot of love to give. But where do you begin when looking for that new addition to your family?

It’s important to create a quiet place, with a soft dog bed, that your pet can go to when they need some downtime. Plenty of love and kindness will help them to settle in – and, remember, you can teach an old dog new tricks!

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Pick a pet Adoption centres go to great lengths to match families with pets to ensure you are a good fit for one another. Contact the centre to arrange a visit and, when you meet your potential dog, bring the whole family so you can assess if there are any obvious challenges, behavioural or otherwise. After completing an application form, home visits are usually carried out by adoption support volunteers, who check your place is suitable for your new fluffy pal. A reputable adoption centre like the RSPCA* will have your dog neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, and may even come with six months’ free pet insurance. moving in Settling into a new home can be stressful for pets. It’s a good idea to give your new dog a T-shirt or a blanket from your home before they move in, so they can familiarise themselves with your unique smells – plus, it’ll give them something comforting to travel with. Avoid tummy upsets by continuing to feed the dog food they are used to. If you want to change to a different food, do so gradually over seven days and always take them outside for toilet breaks within 30 minutes of eating. Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *Other rescue centres may differ. For more information, visit RSPCA.org

The basics An easy-clean, hygienic feeding bowl. Stainless Steel Dog Dish, £4 Ideal for indoor toilet training. Good Boy Ultra Absorbent Training Pads, £4 (30-pack; 13p each)

‘ They love cuddles’

Klare Kennett, from Haywards Heath, took in two rescue dogs – Border Terrier Monty and German Shepherd Barney. ‘We adopted Monty, eight, and Barney, two, from the RSPCA as puppies. Monty was born at the RSPCA after his mum was rescued from appalling conditions at a puppy farm, and Barney was found caged up at an illegal security-dog breeding kennels. ‘They’re very affectionate and love cuddles, and the fact that we’ve rescued them from horrible circumstances make them even more precious.’





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, ‘I love a one-pot wonder’

Davina McCall talks golden syrup sandwiches and celebrating her 50th this October

TV presenter Davina, 49, lives with her husband Matthew and children Holly, 15, Tilly, 13, and Chester, 10 Who’s your cooking inspiration? My granny, Pippy, was a great cook who made wholesome, delicious food. One of my earliest memories is of her conjuring up boiled ham with parsley sauce. Since I started cooking more, in my early 30s, I’ve loved Jamie Oliver. His recipes are accessible and easy to make. Childhood favourite? Buitoni tinned ravioli. It was a newfangled convenience food back in the ’70s and, every so often, I was allowed a tin. I thought it was amazing. Quick weekday supper? I love a one-pot wonder and my family love a pie so I make the Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pie from my new book. It’s topped with filo pastry so it’s nice and crunchy, and you use crème fraîche instead of cream. Yum! 114 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

Favourite comfort food? Scrambled egg and avocado because it’s like baby food. Anything you avoid? Shellfish. I don’t like the texture. Eurgh! Kitchen tip? Try to enjoy yourself. Sometimes we get so stressed, we stop enjoying the therapeutic effect cooking can have. Last supper? I’m partial to sausages, beans and sweet potato mash. Any plans for your 50th? I’ll be spending it in a nightclub going absolutely crazy with all my good friends. Dream dinner-party guests? A lot of women! I met Caitlin Moran recently and love her. Kate Bush is a heroine of mine, and I’d invite Jennifer Lawrence and Helen Mirren. I’m quietly convinced I’d become best friends with them both. How do you stay in shape? Training three times a week, and more if I have time. I do exercises from my DVD 30 Day Fat Burn to

tone up. I also go for lovely dog walks and stay as active as I can. Your in-training diet? Unless you’re working towards an extreme event, you don’t need to change what you eat. I try to eat a balanced diet – a bit of protein, fat and complex carbs, like brown rice and sweet potatoes, with every meal. And I keep low on sugar. Guilty pleasure? A Coke Zero – a sweet treat, but without the sugar. Believe it or not, I used to eat golden syrup and sugar sandwiches on white bread with butter! How do your kids eat? You have to show kids the way. I started them off with vegetable purées when they were weaned. I always ask them to try something and if they don’t like it, they can have something else. Plus, don’t be afraid of mess. Let them eat with their hands and have fun with their food. What do you like to cook for Matthew? I often give him quinoa with veg so, as a treat, I make a beef fillet, steamed in red wine on a bed of root veg to make him happy. I serve it with roast potatoes and bread sauce – we have bread sauce with everything! Best meal you’ve eaten abroad? I’m half-French and you can’t beat the South of France. It has such a lovely atmosphere. There’s a wonderful beach restaurant, where I can put my toes in the sand, that serves simple dishes like grilled fish with rice and lemon sauce. Delicious! Davina McCall’s new book, Davina’s Sugar-Free in a Hurry, is available now

Words: Jordan Paramor. Photographs: Getty Images, Alamy Stock Photo

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